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TITLE
Targes from Yetholm, Scottish Borders and County Limerick
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2475_P224
PLACENAME
Yetholm
DISTRICT
Kelso
DATE OF IMAGE
1873
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31722
KEYWORDS
targes
shields
weapons
armour
shields (armor)
armour
Yetholm
Targes from Yetholm, Scottish Borders and County Limerick

A targe is a circular battle shield. Although some examples can be made out of metal, a targe 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. The example at the top of the illustration is from Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. The two underneath are from Lough Gur in County Limerick.

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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Targes from Yetholm, Scottish Borders and County Limerick

targes; shields; weapons; armour; shields (armor); armour; Yetholm

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

A targe is a circular battle shield. Although some examples can be made out of metal, a targe 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. The example at the top of the illustration is from Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. The two underneath are from Lough Gur in County Limerick.<br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'Archaeologia Scotica, or Transactions of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland', Vol V - Part I, Edinburgh, 1873