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Terrs Buckler
Horn of Africa
Omani/Zanzibar shield

Terrs Buckler Horn of Africa Omani Zanzibar Arab Arabian Saudi Middle Eastern shield antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com


A fine old Omani shield, Terrs buckler.

Made from pressed and spun Hippopotamus hide, this thick hide shield measures 24cms across and 13cms tall.
At the edges it is 1cms thick.

The two star shaped bronze medallions on the outside are anchor points for the very thick hide handle on the inner side of the shield.
Thick bronze pins hold this handle in place with one end peened to the outside of the star medallions and the inner end having a large faceted and pierced lobe through which thick bronze loops pass.
One loop is retained on this shield, loops that were used to sling these shield on to warriors backs when not in use.

A very good example of an increasingly harder to find shield type.

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