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Roman lorica hamata squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Roman lorica hamata squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Lorica Hamata Squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Lorica Hamata Squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Roman lorica hamata squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Roman lorica hamata squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Mail fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Mail fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Lorica Hamata Squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. This image highlights a riveted link that still contains its rivet.

Lorica Hamata Squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. This image highlights a riveted link that still contains its rivet.

Roman lorica hamata squamataque fragment from the Newstead find with intact rivet, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Roman lorica hamata squamataque fragment from the Newstead find with intact rivet, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Mail fragment from Carlingwark Loch, Scotland.

Mail fragment from Carlingwark Loch, Scotland.

European riveted mail coif, detail view, believed to be genuine, preserved in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. A comparison has been made with one of the coifs from Korsbetningen which was cleaned in 1983 and where the pattern of the rings can be determined. Similarities in the construction and distribution of the "idle rings" support the opinion that the "Edinburgh coif" is an original mail coif from the l3th or l4th century. A4.

European riveted mail coif, detail view, believed to be genuine, preserved in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. A comparison has been made with one of the coifs from Korsbetningen which was cleaned in 1983 and where the pattern of the rings can be determined. Similarities in the construction and distribution of the "idle rings" support the opinion that the "Edinburgh coif" is an original mail coif from the l3th or l4th century. A4.

European riveted mail hauberk, detail view, double riveted mail, Kamenetz-Podolsk Historical Museum, Russia. L10

European riveted mail hauberk, detail view, double riveted mail, Kamenetz-Podolsk Historical Museum, Russia. L10

Lorica Hamata Squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. This picture highlights one of the scales.

Lorica Hamata Squamataque fragment from the Newstead find, now in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. This picture highlights one of the scales.

Mail fragment from Carlingwark Loch, Scotland.

Mail fragment from Carlingwark Loch, Scotland.

Mail fragment from Carlingwark Loch, Scotland.

Mail fragment from Carlingwark Loch, Scotland.

European riveted mail hauberk, 14th c, Sinigaglia Italy, detail view, alternating wedge riveted and solid links, well preserved with no rust, thigh length, short sleeve, lower edge and sleeves decorated with several rows of brass rings forming a triangular decorative design. Avg dia of links:(riveted iron 13.72 mm), (riveted brass 15.14 mm), (solid iron 15.31 mm), (solid brass16.54 mm). Wire thickness (riveted iron1.5 mm), (riveted brass 1.6 mm), (solid iron 2.7 mm), (solid brass 2.2 mm)…

European riveted mail hauberk, 14th c, Sinigaglia Italy, detail view, alternating wedge riveted and solid links, well preserved with no rust, thigh length, short sleeve, lower edge and sleeves decorated with several rows of brass rings forming a triangular decorative design. Avg dia of links:(riveted iron 13.72 mm), (riveted brass 15.14 mm), (solid iron 15.31 mm), (solid brass16.54 mm). Wire thickness (riveted iron1.5 mm), (riveted brass 1.6 mm), (solid iron 2.7 mm), (solid brass 2.2 mm)…

European riveted mail gusset / voider, with brass makers mark, 15th to 16th century, Philadelphia Museum of Art. I5.

European riveted mail gusset / voider, with brass makers mark, 15th to 16th century, Philadelphia Museum of Art. I5.

European riveted mail hauberk, 10th to 11th century, detail view of the links from different sections, round riveted brass links with a silver coating, found in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. National Archeological-Historical Museum, Sofia Bulgaria.

European riveted mail hauberk, 10th to 11th century, detail view of the links from different sections, round riveted brass links with a silver coating, found in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. National Archeological-Historical Museum, Sofia Bulgaria.

A close-up showing the size of the links.

A close-up showing the size of the links.