Ancient armours Shields

Greek hoplite shield - Roman shield - Greek aspis shield - Macedonian shield - Luristan shield
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Roman shield bestiarius and leopard, 1st-2nd century A.D. Hollow moulded pottery figure depicting a bestiarius, animal fighting gladiator, grappling with a leopard holding shield, 15.2 cm high. Private collection

Roman bestiarius and leopard statuette, century A. Roman bestiarius and leopard hollow moulded pottery figure depicting a bestiarius, animal fighting gladiator, grappling with a leopard holding shield, cm high.

Fayum Kasr el-Harit scutum, probably Roman, late republic, this picture showing the nine weapon marks on the shield.

Fayum Kasr el-Harit scutum, probably Roman, late republic. This picture showing the nine weapon marks on the shield.

Umbo of a Roman scutum from Legio VIII Augustam, early empire, replica of a shield boss from a legionary's shield. Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

Roman Britain early c. Found near the mouth of the River Tyne in This is the bronze centre panel from a wooden legionary shield of curved rectangular shape.

Greek ophlite shield on Corinthian vase, 6th century B.C. Greek ophlite with spear and shield between two panthers, 11.7 cm high. Private collection

Greek art, Greek ophlite on Corinthian vase, century B. Greek art, Greek ophlite with spear and shield between two panthers, cm high.

Dura Europos shield.

Why did the Romans change their shields in the late era?

Greek Macedonian shield.

Macedonian bronze shield century with the Greek writings ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ (=King Demetrios') .on this example once again we see that Macedonians write in Greek, have Greek names

Luristan shield boss, 8th-7th century BC  Bronze of circular form, with raised center, the entire piece nicely adorned with incised and repousse relief of ibex, several holes for mounting to a wood shield, 14.6 cm diameter. Private collection

Luristan shield boss, 8th-7th century BC Bronze of circular form, with raised center, the entire piece nicely adorned with incised and repousse relief of ibex, several holes for mounting to a wood shield, 14.6 cm diameter. Private collection

Greek hoplite shield.

Ornamental bronze shield depicting a winged Gorgon with the tail of a fish or a sea monster and paws of a lion. Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

Roman shield clipeus, 2nd-3rd century A.D. Dura Europos.

Oval roman shield: clipeus / Dura of Europos / or century CE

The Fayum Kasr el-Harit scutum, probably Roman, 1st century B.C. now missing.

The Fayum Kasr el-Harit scutum, probably Roman. Now missing.

Roman shield boss umbo of a scutum from Britain. British museum

Roman shield boss (umbo) of a scutum from Britain, in the British Museum.

Roman shield, Dura Europos shield.

museum-of-artifacts: “ The only known surviving Roman scutum shield - known from testudo(tortoise) formation.

Roman shield boss umbo with an eagle, two serpents, four winds and a goddess in the middle for decoration, 2nd ecntury A.D.

Roman shield boss (umbo) with an eagle (aquila), two serpents (serpentes), four winds and a goddess in the middle for decoration.

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