Greek Shields

Life Size Trojan Shield

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Ancient Greek life size Trojan 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.


Characteristics

Material
Steel & Brass
Size
81 cmx 66 cm (32 in. x 26 in.)
 
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