Amphora Public Domain. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons

Like most ancient shields, this one has a blazon, the graphic symbol that easily identifies a soldier on a crowded battlefield. Athena's is typically a chariot but here, unusually, it's the prow of an Athenian battleship, probably a political statement...

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