Lorica Squamata - Roman Scale Armour
Lorica Squamata, Roman Scale Armour
This is a high-quality reconstruction of a Roman scale armour, a Lorica Squamata.
This typical armour of the imperial roman cavalry consists of lots of small brass plates, similar to fish scales, which have been sewn onto a vest of solid canvas and leather and interwoven with wire at the longitudinal sides. This construction pattern should prevent the opponent's blades from piercing through between the metal plates. Shape, size and also the material of the scales were very different. At Carnuntum, the capital of the Roman province Pannonia, more than 30 different forms and types of this kind of armour have been found. This scale armour is the short-cut version, which was in use from about 100 to 250 AD.
The Lorica Squamata is laced with leather straps on the side and on the neck collar.
Material: brass plates, approx. 35 mm x 25 mm x 0.3 mm, sewn on with vegetable tanned leather
Circumference of chest: approx. 115 to 125 cm
Length overall: approx. 60 cm
Weight: approx. 6 kg
Shipping Weight: 7.00 kg