Ancient Greek life size Spartan shield of King Leonidas
, leader of the famous 300 Spartans
who made their heroic stand at the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. (find out more about Leonidas...)
The Spartan shield has a painted, battle-worn finish. It has a core of poplar wood which has been overlaid with linen. The grip is wood and the arm support straps are leather.