Lorica Hamata

Lorica Hamata

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The lorica hamata is a type of mail armour used by the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. During the 1st century it was starting to be supplemented by lorica segmentata, but had been reintroduced as sole standard-issue armor by the 4th century. It was issued for both primary Legionary and secondary Auxilia troops. They were mostly manufactured out of bronze or iron. It alternated with rows of closed washer-like rings, and riveted rings running horizontally, this produced a very flexible, reliable and strong armour. Each ring had an inside diameter of about 5 mm, and an outside diameter of about 7 mm. The shoulders of the lorica hamata had flaps that were similar to the Greek 'Linothorax' which ran from about mid-back to the front of the torso, and were connected by brass or iron hooks which connected to studs riveted through the ends of the flaps. Up to 30,000 rings would have gone into one lorica hamatashow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134920274
  • 9786134920278