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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Greek Pegasus Horse Shield is a Greek styled shield made out of a 0.5 inch thick smooth composite wood. The Wooden Greek Pegasus Horse Shield features a classic black Greek Pegasus or winged horse design.
This hand-painted wooden shield features a black Scorpion design inspired by actual Greek artwork that decorated shields and vases. The Wooden Greek Scorpion Shield design has been painted over an airbrushed white burst background.
The Wooden Round Greek Red Spiral Shield is a simple and elegant shield that features a subtle Grecian design. This shield is hand-made and hand-painted using quality materials, making it suitable for both use and decoration.