Life Size Royal Spartan Shield (embossed)

Life Size Royal Spartan Shield (embossed)

AH3990
 
$399.00
Ancient Greek life size Royal Spartan 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. Probably the most famous aspis decoration is that of Sparta: a capital lambda. (more on Spartan Art of War...)


Characteristics

Material
Brass
Diameter
58 cm (23 in.)
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