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PD1099

Chainmail
Author: Unknown
Origin: Unknown
Dating: 14th-15th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions (cm): 72,5 x 52
Weight: 3410 g
Inv. no.: PD1099

The practice of linking small metal rings in order to get protection against cutting objects has accompanied mankind since the 4th century BC until nowadays. If once they protected the Etruscans and Celts in the battlefield they, still nowadays, protect butchers from their own knifes and divers from shark bites.

Objeto museológico (PDB)