Shields

Aztec Battle Shield

The Aztec battle shield was a standard piece of military equipment utilized by almost every rank of the Aztec army.

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Image from the Florentine Codex depicting Aztec warriors with round shields.

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The Roll-Up Shield

The “roll-up shield” is a shield that was ostensibly used by Aztec soldiers.

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Artists rendition of a native warrior with a large body shield. Illustration from Armies of the Sixteenth Century by Ian Heath.

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