Ancient Greece refers to Greek history from 750 BC to 146 BC which provided the foundatgion of Western civilzation. Greek culture had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire in language, politics, science and arts. A fierce Greek heavy infantryman was known as a Hoplite, was the central element in Ancient Greek warfare. The Hoplite derices from hoplon meaning an item of armour or equipment, thus hoplite refers to "armoured man". The most well known hoplites were the Spartans, whom trained from childhoold in combat and warfare. Each hoplite provided their own equipment which was a Corinthian helmet, circular shield, spear, sword and muscle armour. The muscle armour was made of bronze and was worn with bronze greaves. Medieval Collectibles carries all your Ancient Greek needs. We have many greek helmets like the steel Corinthian helm, Royal Corinthian helm and the officers plumed brass Corinthian helm. We have steel and leather muscle armour, greaves and bracers. Our Greek swords and Hoplite swords are fully functional and authentic to the period. Finally we have Greek Tunics to give you that authentic Greek costume.
The Greek Corinthian helmet originated in Ancient Greece. The name came from the area of Corinth and the helmet was bronze. Later in the century the helm covered the entire head and neck of Greek soldiers. The Greek helm had slits for the eyes and mouth making it very hard for soldiers to see and breath in the helmet. The Greek helmet was similiar to those seen on Romans and Conquistadors. The Greek helm has a large curved projection to protect the nape of the neck.
Greeks soliders wore light armour during Ancient Greece, making them fast and fierce warriors during battles. The basic components of Greek armour were the front breastplate, backplate, bracers and greaves. Most of the Greek armour was made of bronze or of brass. The greeks wore muscle armour to which gave them the perception to their enemies that they were muscluar and fit. Spartans, the most well known Greek Soldiers were the most feared because they were well versed in warfare and combat.
Greek Soldiers didn't wear much clothing either. The basic parts of Greek attire is the Greek tunic, Greek belt, greek capes and Greek sandals. The Greek tunic was light weight and worn under Greek armour or down the market streets in the Athens. Greek belts were used to tie the tunics closer to the body when armour was not worn and to hang the Greek Hoplite swords from. Finally Greek sandals protect the feet of soldiers and the Greek capes shielded them from the harse sun in Greece.
The Celt-Iberians of Roman times were justly famed for their weapons, such as the Falcata. The Greek Falcata was one of the most devastating swords ever made in Greek history. The inward curving blade delivers a tremendous blow and could split both shield and helmet. Medieval Collectibles has a variety of Greek swords that include Hoplite swords, Falcata swords and Spartan swords that are all functional. We even carry the sword of Troy from the Homer's fable city.
Medieval Collectibles now has a full line of greek shields available. We have wooden greek shields and steel greek shields that are great for Renaissance faires, LARP events or medieval reenactments. We have Greek Hoplite shields, Spartan shields, and Ancient Greek shields that are fully functional and decorative. Some of the shields that we carry are made of half inch smooth composite wood or thicker, with hand painted Greek designs and symbols.
These Greek coins are meticulously made and wonderful in form: they feature hallmarks of the once-great Greek societies that would have used these coins as well as featuring a craftsmanship that makes them look less like replications and more like restored historical works. Among their number, you'll find coins such as the stater and the didrachm: two coins that were well-used and well-known throughout all of ancient Greece.
Here you'll find a wide array of intriguing items that make perfect little Greek gifts for the intrepid lover of Greek history and culture. Within this category you'll find all manner of gift-oriented items that are perfect for everyday exchange and, more importantly, perfect for everyday use. Here you'll find items as simple as key rings and pencil toppers, all featuring designs that date back to ancient Greece, including armor, symbols, coinage, and even mythological figures.
For the lover of Greek culture and history, Medieval Collectibles offers a line of Greek jewelry that is perfect for those who find themselves enamored with this ancient culture. Here you'll find a series of beautiful pieces of jewelry, ranging from simple to ornate, that feature all manner of Greek-inspired influences. From mythological figures like gorgons to known symbols of gods, like the owl of Athena, down even to the coinage, each piece of Greek jewelry represents an aspect of Greek culture.