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Hoplite Shield

Hoplite Shield

Hoplite Shield fully hand painted is made of wood covered in a canvas, authentic Geek hoplite design. The interior features a leather handle, a rope which acts as the hand grip.
Manufacturer: : Ancient Rome
Product SKU: 1123015950

These large shields, designed for pushing ahead, were the most essential equipment for the Hoplites. This large shield was made possible partly by its shape, which allowed it to be supported on the shoulder. The revolutionary part of the shield was, in fact, the grip. Known as an Argive grip, it placed the handle at the edge of the shield, and was supported by a leather fastening (for the forearm) at the centre. These two points of contact eliminated the possibility of the shield swaying to the side after being struck, and as a result soldiers rarely lost their shields. This allowed the hoplite soldier more mobility with the shield, as well as the ability to capitalize on its offensive capabilities and better support the Phalanx. It rested on a man's shoulders, stretching down the knees. These large shields, designed for pushing ahead, were the most essential equipment for the Hoplites.

Details:

- Material: plywood, handpainted.

- Diameter: approx 97cm

- Buckle: about 11cmp>

- Thickness: 11mm

Weight: 6kg

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