Round shield

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A round shield can refer to any type of hand-held shield that has a round shape. They come in highly varying sizes, and have, in different forms, been very popular in Europe, the Middle East and South Asia throughout the Bronze Age, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Generally, during the Bronze Age they were large and common and used for shield walls, while since the Late Middle Ages they were mostly either the small Buckler, or supplanted by the heater shield.