Life Size Corinthian shield

Life Size Corinthian shield

Ancient Greek Hoplite Shield from the city of Corinth bearing an octopus.

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.

This is a full sized shield.


67 cm (26 in.)

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