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SCOTTISH TARGE
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VICTORIAN COPY SCOTTISH TARGE #9512

A well made copy of a Scottish shield, a targe, used by the Scottish Highlanders famously at the battle of Culloden in 1746 after the Jacobite rising, the carrying of these shields were banned after that date, they had been in use since the early 17th century,

The 19 inch (48cm) tooled leather covered wooden shield with brass studs around the edge and formed in geometric designs all over, 6 small brass domes and one cental dome, all decorated with a punched design, the back of the shield with 2 leather carrying handles, the shield was made under the Craftmade Scheme set up in 1971 under the Scottish Highlands and Islands Development Board, by H Ferguson in Edinburgh in 1974.    #9512lao

£450.00

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