Shield of King Pharnakes

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    Greek, made in Pontis (Turkey), ~ 189 B.C.
    Bronze

    The star symbolizes the sun and kingship, and the inscription states that the shield was made for King Pharnakes I, who ruled Pontis from about 185 - 160 B.C. The serrated egde of the shield was once folded over to secure the thin metal to a stronger inner layer, probably made of wood or leather.

    I love this shield.

    The Lady of Shalot, Eddi van W., and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. l.traube 67 months ago | reply

      Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Visibile Parlare - Visible Words (Greek). Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

    2. The Lady of Shalot 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "History & Antiquities (Unlimited Posting - Award 3)", and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Eddi van W. 65 months ago | reply

      Hallo, ich bin der Administrator der Gruppe Creative Commons- Free Pictures, und wir würden uns freuen, wenn Du dies zu unserer Gruppe hinzufügen würdest.

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