The round form is one the most "classic" shield styles used in history dating back to ancient times. The Vikings, Greeks, as well as Roman infantry soldiers from 236 to 565AD carried round shields. This practical round shape continued to influence shield designs of later time periods well up through the age of renaissance. This shield looks great on display, and has hand straps for use. The round shield is made of steel and adorned with brass accents. 16-1/2" diameter.