Shield of King Pharnakes
Greek, made in Pontis (Turkey), ~ 189 B.C. Bronze The star symbolizes the sun and kingship, and the inscription states that the shield was made for King Pharnakes I, who ruled Pontis from about 185 - 160 B.C. The serrated egde of the shield was once folded over to secure the thin metal to a stronger inner layer, probably made of wood or leather./tcc
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The plaque says: The Greek shield (hoplon) was made of wood with bronze attached. The foot soldier (hoplite) would have put his forearm through a large central bronze loop and grasped a leather strap running through small bronze loops. From about 550 -- 500 B.C. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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Ancient Greek hoplite Macedonian shield bearing the Sun of Vergina, the emblem of the Macedonian Empire. (more on Macedonian Art of War...)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…