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European riveted mail bishops mantle (pellegrina di maglia anelli), detail view of the shoulder, 16th century, wedge rivets with bands of brass links, this armor is being displayed inside out as the wedge shaped rivets would normally not be seen on the outside, Museo delle Armi "Luigi Marzoli" (Brescia) Italy. The red arrows are pointing to the wide, wedge shaped rivets ends.

European riveted mail bishops mantle (pellegrina di maglia anelli), detail view of the shoulder, 16th century, wedge rivets with bands of brass links, this armor is being displayed inside out as the wedge shaped rivets would normally not be seen on the outside, Museo delle Armi "Luigi Marzoli" (Brescia) Italy. The red arrows are pointing to the wide, wedge shaped rivets ends.

European riveted mail hauberk, close up front view of the links. G6.

European riveted mail hauberk, century, close up front view of the wedge riveted links.

European riveted mail hauberk, detail view, 15th to 16th century, alternating riveted and solid links, thigh-length with elbow length sleeves. The neckline has a front overlapping slit, short collar with two (later?) Iron hook closures, slotted at the bottom front and rear. Length 85 cm. On the right side of the abdomen is an approx. 3 cm hole surrounded by deformed armor rings, possible projectile damage. A12.

European riveted mail hauberk, detail view, to century, alternating…

European (German) riveted mail hauberk, Inscribed with the makers name (Bertold Vor Parte) and the town (To Isrenloen), detailed view showing the inscribed brass links.

Amazing the sheer detail that could be included! European (German) riveted mail hauberk, Inscribed with the makers name (Bertold Vor Parte) and the town (To Isrenloen), detailed view showing the inscribed brass links.

European riveted mail hauberk, 14th century, very rare alternating wedge riveted links and solid links, detail view of a failed wedge rivet.

European riveted mail hauberk, alternating wedge riveted links and solid links, detail view of a failed wedge rivet.

European (Norway) riveted mail hauberk, fragments from Gjermundbu, the only Viking Age mail shirt found in Scandinavia, app 10th century, links with an anti-clock wise lap, 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, detail view. B1.

These riveted mail pieces are remnants of the only Viking Age mail shirt found in Scandinavia. The links are wond with anti-clock with oval rivet holes and high domed rivet head. The alternating rows of links are of an unknown closure type.

Early Europen riveted mail, 1st to 6th c AD,  possibly Roman but is has none of the known characteristics of Roman mail, it does not appear to have any welded links, the link with a clear rivet hole is no different than the others where just the seam is visible, Roman mail isn't alternating riveted/welded rings, it's riveted/solid punched rings. There are definitely no solid punched rings in the fragment, wire thickness:2mm, outer dia:10.5mm, inner dia:6.5mm.

Early Europen riveted mail, 1st to 6th c AD, possibly Roman but is has none of the known characteristics of Roman mail, it does not appear to have any welded links, the link with a clear rivet hole is no different than the others where just the seam is visible, Roman mail isn't alternating riveted/welded rings, it's riveted/solid punched rings. There are definitely no solid punched rings in the fragment, wire thickness:2mm, outer dia:10.5mm, inner dia:6.5mm.

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…

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, c, Sinigaglia Italy, detail view…

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, c, Sinigaglia Italy, detail view…

European riveted mail bishops mantle (pellegrina di maglia anelli), detail view of the shoulder, 16th century, wedge rivets with bands of brass links, this armor is being displayed inside out as the wedge shaped rivets would normally not be seen on the outside, Museo delle Armi "Luigi Marzoli" (Brescia) Italy. P3.

European riveted mail bishops mantle (pellegrina di maglia anelli), detail view of the shoulder, century, wedge rivets with bands of brass links, Museo delle Armi "Luigi Marzoli" (Brescia) Italy.

European riveted mail hauberk, 14th c, Sinigaglia Italy, detail view showing the wedge shaped rivets, alternating wedge riveted and solid links, 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 showing the wedge shaped rivets, alternating wedge riveted and solid links, 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)…

Baltic, possibly late 16th century, collar of a mail tabard, demi-riveted with rows of copper alloy and iron rings with "warts" joined with wedge-riveted round wire rings. Courtesy of Peter Mustonen.

Baltic, possibly late century, collar of a mail tabard, demi-riveted with rows of copper alloy and iron rings with "warts" joined with wedge-riveted round wire rings.

European (German, Nuremberg) riveted mail hauberk, detail view, end of the 15th century, long sleeves of flattened riveted rings, collar and seams are bordered with two rows of brass rings, original buckle with leather remnants is riveted to the collar, brass armourer's ring at the neck stamped with the maker's inscription, "Hans M..." in front of two stylised towers. Length 67 cm. Weight 6380g (14lb). Late Gothic mail shirt in unusually fine condition. F1.

European (German, Nuremberg) riveted mail hauberk, detail view, end of the

Guantes con malla,la malla sólo estaba situada en el dorso de la mano pues de lo contrario el metal impediría sujetar el arma.  Hay algún caso curioso de guantes con malla en el que sí hay malla en la palma de la mano, aunque sólo en la mano izquierda. Se trata de unos guantes de duelo en el que al poner argollas en la palma de la mano izquierda, el duelista puede sujetar la espada del contrincante sin cortarse.

European (italy) riveted mail dueling gloves, century, original linen lining, the palm of the left glove is covered with mail in order to enable the wearer to grab the sword of an adversary during a duel without injury.

European riveted mail hauberk, 14th century, detail view, extremely rare example…

European riveted mail hauberk, detail view, extremely rare example of…

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