Pictish Buckler

Approx. Period: 750 AD
Length: 0.40m Width: 0.40m

The Pictish warrior fought with a distinctive small shield or buckler. Pictish carvings indicate that these were round, square and H shaped. The buckler is hand held and would be used as an offensive striking weapon in close hand to hand combat.

The buckler is constructed from oak planks covered with embossed leather. A central bronze boss encloses a hand grip mounted at the back of the buckler. The ornamentation depicts animals and the Picts used images of both real and mystical animals.