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Subject: ὁπλίτης heavy infantry hoplite 
Culture: Classical Greek
Setting: late Archaic, Persian wars, Aegean 7th-5thc BC
Object: ὅπλον, ἀσπίς shield








* Museum of Fine Arts > Art of the Ancient World
"Shield  
Greece  
Archaic period, about 550-500 B.C.  
Bronze (over a modern-day wooden core)
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." ...







* Windlass Steelcrafts #881025
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​* Royal Ontario Museum > Bronze Age Aegean
"Outer face of Parthenos Shield: 
Battle of Greeks and Amazons"