Selected Passages from Hungarian-Ottoman Wars between 1372-1699

A Turk shield

In the first picture, you can see a Turk shield, a Kalkan, 62 cm in diameter. These kinds of shields had been commonly used during the entire period of Ottoman wars. In the second, there is another one which was made of fig-wood, leather and velvet and 63 cm wide. (Hungarian National Museum)

Below, you can see various Ottoman soldiers wearing this kind of shields:


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