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Adarga
Time Period: 14th-17th century
Location: Spain, Africa
Common Construction: Leather

The Adarga is a leather shield used by Moorish and Spanish horsemen. The shape of the shield changed over time from a round shield to a heart shaped shield and finally to a pair of overlapping oval shapes. Adargas were highly ornamental shields an were used in tournaments among Spanish nobles into the 17th century.

CE 14th Century, CE 15th Century, CE 16th Century, CE 17th Century, History, Shield, Spain


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