A small, round, and often concave shield that was usually made of iron and either held in the hand or attached to the arm. It was mostly used for parrying since its small size could not block much of the body.
Related term(s): Shield; Escutcheon; Targe Shield; Pavois; Parry
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: DeVries, Kelly Robert. Medieval Military Technology. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1992. 93.
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