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"Did Pyrrhus have Silver or Bronze Shields in Italy?" Topic


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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2020 7:07 p.m. PST

Did Pyrrhus designate any of his Pike units in Italy by special designations such as the Silver or Bronze Shields?

Thanks in advance.

GurKhan14 Jan 2020 1:56 a.m. PST

There's a reference to his Tarantine allies as a "white-shielded phalanx", but that's all we have.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 9:50 a.m. PST

That's the only one I could find as well. Thanks Gurkhan!

JJartist22 Jan 2020 6:20 p.m. PST

The latest Osprey on Pyrrhus' army assumes bronze faced embossed shields, based on Macedonian types and Epirote coins.
Units in the Epirote army are designated by their territorial origins Ambraciots, Molossians, Epirotes, Chaeonians, plus Macedonians.

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