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TITLE
Targe belonging to James Drummond
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P213
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31720
KEYWORDS
targes
shields
James Drummond
weapons
shields (armor)
armour
Targe belonging to James Drummond

A targe is a circular battle shield. Although presentation models can be made out of metal, a working example was usually made of two layers of wood covered with tooled leather. There was an arm strap and hand grip at the back and a circular boss or sometimes a spike in the centre. This targe belonged to James Drummond, an artist and historian and one of the first curators of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland's museum in 1851.

The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873

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Targe belonging to James Drummond

targes; shields; James Drummond; weapons; shields (armor); armour

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Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

A targe is a circular battle shield. Although presentation models can be made out of metal, a working example was usually made of two layers of wood covered with tooled leather. There was an arm strap and hand grip at the back and a circular boss or sometimes a spike in the centre. This targe belonged to James Drummond, an artist and historian and one of the first curators of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland's museum in 1851. <br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873