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Large Roman Phalera, Gorgon Medusa, Tinned Brass

Product code: 1416756200
Has been cast from brass and is tin-plated
£57.60 £48.00 (ex. VAT)
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                         Large Roman Phalera, Gorgon Medusa, Tinned Brass

A phalera was the Roman equivalent to a military medal or trophy. In Ancient Rome, these ornate disc-shaped plates, usually made of gold, silver or bronze, were awarded to Roman soldiers who had distinguished themselves in battle. During parades, a highly decorated Roman Legionary (called a phaleratus) would exhibit his phalerae on a leather chest harness worn over his armour. Honoured veterans who had amassed enough medals for a full harness were highly respected.

This large, weighty reproduction of a Roman phalera has been cast from brass and is tin-plated. It bears the effigy of Medusa, also known as Gorgo, one of the three monstrous female Gorgons in Greek mythology.

Owing to its size and weight, this brass phalera is best used as a central piece on a phalerae harness. It is perfectly suited for your own DIY project or as a replacement/spare plate for Roman chest harnesses, for example our product no. 1016676500. Mounting hardware is not included in delivery.

An ideal accessory for Roman re-enactment.

Details: Material: tin-plated cast brass

Diameter: approx. 7.7 cm

Weight: approx. 245 g

Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

Shipping Weight: 0.50 kg

Product Code 1416756200
Weight 0.5kg