16th century Polish armor composed of 1074 plates, National Museum, Cracow, Poland

century Polish armor composed of 1074 plates, National Museum, Cracow, Poland

European (Norway) riveted mail hauberk, fragment from Gjermundbu, the only Viking Age mail shirt found in Scandinavia, app 10th century, anti-clock wise lap links, oval rivet hole, high domed rivet head, prominent oval tail of wire, sub-circular cross section, alternating rows of links of an unknown closure type, circular with flats on the external circumferences and wire of sub-rectangular cross section. B1.

European (Norway) riveted mail hauberk, fragment from Gjermundbu, the only Viking Age mail shirt found in Scandinavia, app century

16th century Polish armor composed of 1074 plates, National Museum, Cracow, Poland

century Polish armor composed of 1074 plates, National Museum, Cracow, Poland

European (German) riveted mail hauberk with basinet and riveted mail aventail (prob German). 13th to 14th century, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK.

European (German) riveted mail hauberk with basinet and riveted mail aventail (prob German). to century, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK.

Польский бехтерец, 1570 г. Национальный музей в Кракове.

Польский бехтерец, 1570 г. Национальный музей в Кракове.

Indi-Persian mail and plate shirt. Mail shirts reinforced with steel or iron plates appear to have been developed first in Iran or Anatolia in the late 14th or early 15th c. Variations of mail-and-plate armor were worn throughout the Middle East by the Persians, Ottomans, and Mamluks. The style probably was introduced into India early in the Mughal period due to Ottoman influence on Mughal military practices.

Indo-Persian mail and plate shirt, Indian (Mughal or Deccani) mail and plate…

Polish-Lithuanian karacena armour (scale cuirass), detail view, late 17th - early 18th century. A very rare karacena armour characteristic to hussar officers, metal scales attached to a leather. Original leather is unstable. some later repair of leather, probably from 19th century.

Polish-Lithuanian karacena armour (scale cuirass), detail view, late 17th - early 18th century. A very rare karacena armour characteristic to hussar officers, metal scales attached to a leather. Original leather is unstable. some later repair of leather, probably from 19th century.

Circassian Cultural Charity Evening, Krasnodar, 18 January 1908. Following devastating floods in the Kuban Region in Western Circassia in the winter of 1907/1908, the newly-formed Circassian Charity Society in Ekaterinodar [present-day Krasnodar], composed of well-off and intellectual local Circassians, organised a charity event on 18 January 1908 to raise money to help the victims of the floods and alleviate their ordeal.

Circassian Cultural Charity Evening, Krasnodar, 18 January 1908. Following devastating floods in the Kuban Region in Western Circassia in the winter of 1907/1908, the newly-formed Circassian Charity Society in Ekaterinodar [present-day Krasnodar], composed of well-off and intellectual local Circassians, organised a charity event on 18 January 1908 to raise money to help the victims of the floods and alleviate their ordeal.

16th century Polish armor composed of 1074 plates, National Museum, Cracow, Poland

century Polish armor composed of 1074 plates, National Museum, Cracow, Poland

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