Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Ancient Shields Reproductions

Below are reproductions of ancient Roman and Macedonian army shields, beautiful artifacts from antiquity. Two basic types of Roman shields were popular at the time of the Roman Empire. The first is the rectangular "scutum" used by the Roman infantry legionary forces, as seen on Traian's column and from the excavations of Dura Europos. The Roman auxiliary and cavalry shields are oval or round, with round shield bosses of iron or brass. The Macedonian shields were unique in their design and they greatly differed from the shields of the Romans and Persians. In the middle would be the Macedonian royal star symbol with either 16 or 12 rays, or the bust of the Macedonian king or god/goddess. The ancient Macedonians made their shields of bronze, but sometimes plated them with silver and gold. The famed Macedonian "Silver Shields" were the backbone of the army of Alexander the Great and after his death served superbly in the armies of later Macedonian kings in Syria and Egypt. The Macedonian shields were used not only by the armies of ancient Macedon, but also by the Ptolemaic and Seleucid armies which ruled Asia and Egypt after Alexander. Even the soldiers of the Cleopatra VII of Egypt carried these shields and were dressed in ancient Macedonian military outfits. These shields are excellent as showoff decoration for a home. Each reproduction comes with a hook in the back for easy wall-hanging as well as handles to carry. Our shields gallery also features medieval French, English, and Irish shields.

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Alexander the Great Shield from Oliver Stone's Movie 'Alexander'

Alexander the Great Shield from Oliver Stone's Movie 'Alexander'

Item No. SH005
Dimensions: Diameter: 48" (125cm)
$2,899.00
Macedonian King's Bodyguard Shield

Macedonian King's Bodyguard Shield

Item No. SH002G
Dimensions: Diameter: 87cm (34")
$999.00
Macedonian Army Phalanx Shield

Macedonian Army Phalanx Shield

Item No. SH001B
Dimensions: Diameter: 58cm (23")
$999.00
Macedonian Hoplite Shield

Macedonian Hoplite Shield

Item No. SH003G
Dimensions: Diameter: 87cm (34")
$999.00
Macedonian King's Bodyguard Shield

Macedonian King's Bodyguard Shield

Item No. SH002B
Dimensions: Diameter: 87cm (34")
$999.00
Macedonian Hoplite Shield - "SILVER SHIELDS"

Macedonian Hoplite Shield - "SILVER SHIELDS"

Item No. SH003S
Dimensions: Diameter: 87cm (34")
$999.00
Roman Arena shield 42" x 33"

Roman Arena shield 42" x 33"

Item No. SH2L
Dimensions: 42" x 33" (107cm x 84cm)
$699.00
Roman Shield from Dura Europos 3rd Century AD Legionary Scutum (Linen Cov.)

Roman Shield from Dura Europos 3rd Century AD Legionary Scutum (Linen Cov.)

Item No. SH7
Dimensions: 42" x 33" (107cm x 84cm)
$699.00
Roman Shield Scutum 42" x 33"

Roman Shield Scutum 42" x 33"

Item No. SH1L
Dimensions: 42" x 33" (107cm x 84cm)
$699.00
Macedonian Phalanx Military Shield

Macedonian Phalanx Military Shield

Item No. SH004G
Dimensions: Diameter: 58cm (23")
$599.00
Roman Arena shield 35" x 20"

Roman Arena shield 35" x 20"

Item No. SH2
Dimensions: 35" x 20" (85cm x 50cm)
$599.00
Roman Centurion Shield

Roman Centurion Shield

Item No. SH6
Dimensions: 48" x 30" (122cm x 76cm)
$599.00
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