The Torah shield is rectangular and topped with a semi-circular arch.
The Torah shield is decorated with foliate ornament. The top of the Torah shield bears a depiction of a crown marked with Hebrew letters כ and ת that stand for Hebrew words "Torah crown".
The Torah shield bears a medallion in its center with an inscription in Hebrew.
The inscription reads:
ז"נ [=זאת נדבה] ר' שמואל
בר [=בן ר'] יוסף
to the Lord
This is a donation of r[av] Shmuel
son of [rav] Iosef
To the right from the medallion, there is an inscription. It reads: שנת "year."
To the left from the medallion, there is an inscription. It reads: תרכז that stand for the year 627
Below the medallion, there is a ligature that stands for לפרט קטן - "minor era".
"Year 627 according to the minor era" (1867)
This shield was drawn by Solomon Yudovin, see CJA object 28203.