A fairly large shield that was usually flat and round. It might be embossed or have studs. Similar to a buckler but equipped with multiple enarmes for both the hand and the forearm, it might also be called a targe shield.
Related term(s): Enarmes; Buckler; Targe Shield; Shield
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: DeVries, Kelly Robert. Medieval Military Technology. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1992. 93.
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