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Ancient Greek Shield - Spartan - 10cm (Silver)

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (69) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302129325593 Aspis is the generic term for the word shield. Carried by the Greek infantry of various periods was also referred as hoplon. The most famous aspis decoration is that of Sparta: a capital lamda (Λ) from Lacedaemon. 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 Spart: a capital lamda (Λ) from Lacedaemon. From the late 5th century BC, Athenian hoplites commonly used the Little Owl, while the shields of Theban hoplites were sometimes decorated with a sphinx, or the club of Heracles.Sparta (Doric Greek: Σπάρτα,), or Lacedaemon, (Λακεδαίμων) was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese. It emerged as a political entity around the 10th century BC, when the invading Dorians subjugated the local, non-Dorian population. Around 650 BC, it rose to become the dominant military land-power in ancient Greece. Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during the Greco-Persian Wars. Between 431 and 404 BC, Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War, from which it emerged victorious, though at great cost. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this metallic scaled miniature of a Ancient greek shield that stands 3.9" height (10cm) Painted to Silver effect. Imperfection has been used in the creation to mimic the effect of an ancient masterpiece that has found out at the sea and placed on its podium. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of cast metal that stands on it's marble podium. It is painted to mimic bronze or silver, Stands 3.9" height (10cm)Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Important note for the Bronze finish: Please note that the bronze oxidizes and becomes darker with time. Photo for indicative purposes only, final finish may vary in accordance to oxidation.Price includes VAT.Please note that you are buying one item only. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new metallic shield., Type: Shields, Material: Bronze, Colour: Silver, Culture: Greek, EAN: 0601577100546, Height: 10cm, UPC-A: 601577100546

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