Very Rare and Unusual 17 C Turkish Buckler Battle Shield. - 9819
We offer for sale this very rare and unusual example of a 17C. Ottoman/Turkish arm war shield (Buckler). The shield is based on a central wooden core, bound with a spiral cane. The central piece is high, conical shaped dome and the outer circumference is made of steel ring. The central dome and the outer ring are connected with reinforcing steel bars and brass disks imitating old coins. Total diameter is 10 ½ inches, height 6 inches. Good condition to age. Very good age patina on all metal parts. Few of the reinforcing bars are loose. Losses to the inner fabric cover. The handles are missing. This is a real war shield, late 17 C. Very rare and uncommon.