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Preserved Roman chain mail

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Preserved Roman chain mail
Preserved Roman chain mail | Photo: Jane Franklin

Preserved Roman chain mail found in the barracks of Fort Arbeia at Hadrian’s Walls in Britain (Tyne and Wear). The armor certainly belonged to a soldier of the 5th cohort of the Gauls, an auxilia unit that had been brought from present-day France.

The individual rings are 7 mm wide and were attached by riveting alternating rows, which made them tedious and expensive to produce. The object is dated to the 2nd-3rd century CE; it is located in The British Museum in London.

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