Life Size Athenian shield

Life Size Athenian shield

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$1,299.00
Ancient Greek hoplite Athenian shield.

The shield, aspis in Greek, was carried by Greek infantry (hoplites) of various periods and is often referred to as a hoplon.

A hoplon shield was a deeply dished shield made of wood. Some shields had a thin sheet of bronze on the outer face, often just around the rim. In some periods, the convention was to decorate the aspis; in others, it was usually left plain.

The shield carries the owl in the center, the symbol of the mighty city of Athens (more on ancient Athens...)

This is a full sized shield.


Characteristics

Material
Bronze
Diameter
68 cm (27 in.)

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