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Characteristics of Bucklers in the Wallace Collection  

These data come from Mann, James. Wallace Collection Catalogues: European Arms and Armor. London: The Trustees of the Wallace Collection, 1962. All the bucklers in the collection are included. Please note that the Wallace collection was biased towards 16th century bucklers and to tournament/ornamental bucklers (as with many collectors, Wallace gravitated towards the beautiful rather than the typical). Also, two of the bucklers are well out of period; they are included them for completeness. Dates ending in "0" are approximate.

Catalog
Number
Shape Place
of Origin
Date Size Weight Material
A310 Round Italy 1560 22–1/2" 5 lb. 2 oz. Leather on Wood
A311 Round Italy 1560 22–11/16" 5 lb. 8 oz. Leather on Wood
A312 Round Italy 1560 22–3/16" 5 lb. 14 oz. Leather on Wood
A313 Round Italy 1580 22–1/4" 4 lb. 6 oz. Leather on Wood
A314 Round Italy 1590 19"± 3 lb. 10.5 oz. Canvas on Wood
A315 Round Germany 1600 17–/2"± 3 lb. 7 oz. Gesso on Wood
A316 Round Italy 1600 20–3/4" 3 lb. 13 oz. Leather on Wood
A317 Round Italy 16th C. 18–1/2" 4 lb. 9 oz. Steel
A318 Trapezoidal Italy 1530 14"high
18–1/16" top
9–1/8" bottom
2 lb. 12 oz Steel
A319 Trapezoidal Italy 16th C. 10–3/16" high
9–3/4" top
8" bottom
1 lb. 14 oz. Steel
A320 Round Flanders/
France
1532 21–1/8" 7 lb. 1 oz. Steel
A321 Round France/
Flanders
1570 24–1/2" 9 lb. 0.5 oz. Steel
A322 Round Germany/
Flanders
1570 24–7/8" 6 lb. 9.5 oz. Steel
A323 Round Germany 1590 22–1/4" 8 lb. 12.5 oz. Steel
A324 Round Spain/
Germany
1560 23–3/8" 9 lb. 4 oz. Steel
A325 Oval Italy 1550 26–1/2" h
21–1/2" w
9 lb. 1 oz Steel
A326 Round Italy 1560 23" 9 lb. Steel
A327 Round N. Italy 1560 23" 8 lb. 1 oz. Steel
A328 Round Italy 1570 21–3/4" 7 lb. 4.5 oz. Steel
A329 Round Italy 1570 22–1/2" 7 lb. 1.5 oz. Steel
A330 Round N. Italy 1570 22–1/2" 9 lb. 3.5 oz. Steel
A331 Round N. Italy 1580–1600 23" 7 lb. 4 oz. Steel
A332 Round France 18th C. 18–3/8" 3 lb 5.5 oz. Steel
A333 Round ? 19th C. 16–5/8" 2 lb. 15 oz. Steel
A334 Round Italy 1556 22–3/4" 10 lb. 4.5 oz. Steel
A336 Round N. Italy 1580 22–1/4" 12 lb. 4 oz. Steel
A337 Round Italy 1580 19–1/2" 7 lb. 1 oz. Steel
A338 Round Italy 1590 22–1/4" 7 lb. 7.5 oz. Steel
A339 Round Italy 1600 21–1/4" 7 lb. 3.5 oz. Steel
A340 Round Flanders/
Germany
1620 23–1/2" 10 lb. 14 oz. Steel
A341 Round N. Italy 1590 231/2" 8 lb. 2 oz. Steel
 

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