Greek Shields

The shield was an important aspect of Greek warfare, and as such, every Greek warrior, called a hoplite, traditionally carried one. Traditionally Greek shields were wooden shields, although at Medieval Armour, we also offer a number of Greek steel shields, which allows any ancient warrior enthusiast to choose between a variety of materials and designs. Perhaps the most iconic Greek shield is the lambda shield, which features the Greek letter lambda on its surface. More than just a Greek shield, this design was traditionally that of a Spartan shield. Of course, we don't only offer Spartan shields, but also Trojan shields and traditional hoplite shields that feature a huge assortment of incredible designs, ranging from Greek symbols of myth to fearsome animals, all designed to make a shield more personal and more intimidating. And make no mistake, our wooden Greek shields are every bit as strong as a traditional steel shield. Many, in fact, are fully functional, battle ready shields that are designed to take a blow and allow a warrior to push back and shrug it off. That means that these functional Greek shields are perfect as reenactment shields, or as SCA shields if you find a chapter that Greek reenactments and Greek fights. And even if you're not fighting with it, many of these Greek shields are fantastic display pieces that look great when mounted on a wall or even displayed on a (large) shelf. Take a step back in time and pick up one of these Greek shields, and you'll fall in love not just with the weight, the heft, and the strength of the shield, but also the designs featured on every one of the Greek shields found here at Medieval Armour.
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Brass Villanovan Shield

Item # AH-3990
Modeled after a ceremonial shield that was dated back to 7th century B.C., the Brass Villanovan Shield is a beautiful recreation of an antique shield that features an immense array of attractive and impressive embossed designs.

Greek Aspis Shield

Item # AH-3721
Every Greek warrior traditionally carried a shield into battle. It was standard equipment and it factored into their battle tactics heavily. There is no better example of a classic, early Greek shield then this Greek Aspis Shield.

Greek Gold Lambda Steel Shield

Item # WS-112
This Greek Gold Lambda Steel Shield will make you feel like a Spartan out of history when you carry it. Inspired by Greek history and Spartan design, this simple yet effective shield is among the best defenses against an enemy.

Greek Laconia Shield

Item # AH-6139-TH007
Emblazoned with the Greek symbol lambda, this shield is symbolic of Lacedaemon, better known as Sparta. The Greek Laconia Shield is a wood shield of Greek design, making it a symbol of personal preference to have in your look.

Round Wooden Greek Lambda Shield

Item # WS-101
The Round Wooden Greek Lambda Shield is a classical representation of an ancient Greek shield. Featuring the Greek letter Lambda, this shield is a quality, hand-made item that is both attractive and fully functional.

Steel Greek Bull Shield

Item # WS-44
The Steel Greek Bull Shield is a beautiful concave or dome shaped shield like the traditional Greek hoplite shields of old. The shield bears a classic Greek Bull design, a symbol of strength and valor.

Steel Greek Bull Shield

Item # WS-113
A Greek Hoplite could not ask for a better shield than the Steel Greek Bull Shield. This shield is a faithful reproduction of a Greek-styled shield made from quality materials and features several intriguing and useful features.

Trojan War Shield

Item # AH-6119
The shield was an important part of Greek tactics, and it was rare for a Greek warrior to ever go into battle without one. The Trojan War Shield is an effective shield, one that is modeled after those used by the warriors of Troy.

Wooden Blank Unpainted Greek Shield

Item # WS-91
This blank unpainted wooden shield in the shape commonly used by the soldiers of ancient Greece. It measures about 35 inches in height and 24 inches in width. The shield is made out of a 0.5 inch thick smooth composite wood.

Wooden Gold Greek Lambda Shield

Item # WS-67
The striking Wooden Gold Greek Lambda Shield is a beautiful, hand-painted wooden shield featuring a classic Greek Lambda design over a rich metallic gold background with a hammered metal appearance.

Wooden Gold Greek Lambda Shield

Item # WS-24
This shield features a classic uppercase Lambda symbol across the front. The design is historically accurate and similar to ones actually used. The Wooden Greek Lambda Shield represents the 11th Letter of the Greek Alphabet.

Wooden Gold Trojan Warrior Shield

Item # WS-4
The Wooden Gold Trojan Warrior Shield a beautiful round shield with a Trojan design painted over a gleaming metallic gold background. The Wooden Gold Trojan Warrior Shield is made out of smooth composite wood.