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ἀργυράσπιδες). A division of the Macedonian army, who were so called because they carried shields covered with silver plates. They were held in high honour by Alexander the Great, after whose death they went over to Antigonus. Livy mentions them as the royal cohort in the army of Antigonus. The Roman emperor Alexander Severus had in his army a body of men who were called argyroaspides. (Lamprid. Alex. Sev. 50.)

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