The Ancient Hoplitikon of Melbourne "Shield Register" Heraldry of Antiquity - Shield Iconography , had a Personal, Family and Tribal Klan significance. Archaeological evidence from ancient pottery, numismatic's and sculptural reliefs, indicates the prolific nature of "Heraldric Shield Devices". The Shield Devices in our register are faithfully reconstructed based on this research, rather than artistic license.
PARABLEMATA - PARA-BLHMATA (Screen Cover) - Shield Apron.
East Greek (Asia-Minor) Innovation ca.610 BCE.
Made of Leather or other woven textile, Fashionable Iconography of the time and provided
protection to the lower legs from Sling Bullets, Arrow and Javelin during combat.
COCK SHIELD DEVICE of IDOMENEUS
PARTHENOPAIOS ParqenopaioV - "Seemingly Virginal" (Parthenopaeus), one of the Seven Protagonist's against Thebes, is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BCE. A Native of Arcadia, described as young & outstandingly good-looking, but at the same time arrogant, ruthless & over-confident. Son of Atalanta, He was killed by Periclymenus by heaving a load of stones on his head at the Electran Gate. Upon his shield he weilded the Flesh Eating Sphinx. Nowhere else, for example, would the figure of the Sphinx be such a threatening insult to the Citizens of Thebes.