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Germanic Eagle Shield


Germanic Shield
SH200 Germanic Shield

This Replica Medieval Shield . . .
is constructed of 16 ga. steel. The shield size is 18" x 24" and it has a curved shape. It is the classic "Heater" style battle shield. They are hand-painted by our artists and then sprayed with a protective layer of polyurethane to preserve the artwork. The shields are available in either a wall display version with a chain to hang from or a hand-held battle ready version with heavy duty 1 1/2" leather straps on the back. Order the version you desire below.

SH200-B Germanic Eagle Display Shield
with Hanging Chain

Hanging Shield Back View

SH350-B Germanic Eagle Battle Ready Shield
with Leather Straps

Battle Shield Back View

Germanic Shield
The Imperial Eagle of the Holy Roman Empire

 German Heraldry has its roots in the heraldic achievements of the Holy Roman Empire. Known as a symbol of Imperial power and the earliest symbol of the Holy Roman Empire, special significance was held for the noble Eagle, sometimes symbolized with two and even three heads. It dates back to ancient Roman times and is first seen at the palace of Charlemagne, who had a statue of the Imperial Eagle created for his palace in Aachen, a symbol that would last through Germany’s history into modern times.  The double headed eagle eventually came to represent the present king while the single headed eagle represented the future emperor.

Eventually, it became the symbol for one of the most noble German Houses, the House of Hohenzollern during the middle ages. Originating in the 11th Century around Swabia (a lower present day Germany area), this house produced a number of noble leaders, including  electors, kings and emperors of  Germany, Romania, Prussia and Brandenberg.

The House of Hohenzollern, became two dynasties, one Catholic and the other Protestant.  The two ruled for nearly a thousand years in Germany until the end of World War I when the German Imperial Rule was overthrown and the Weimer Republic was established.

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