Chain Mail Shirt
|Artifact Identification||Chain Mail Shirt (1917.05.0007)|
|Period/Date||Gothic, 11th – 15th century|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||133.0 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||79.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||1.5 cm|
|Manufacturing Processes||Forging, Cast|
|Munsell Color Information||Dark Grayish Brown (7.5 Y R 2/2) -ns|
"CHAIN MAIL: This long shirt of interlinked metal rings, though heavy uncomfortable, was flexible and allowed movement. Knights wore it because before the manufacture of plate armor, chain mail provided a fair degree of protection." -John Buckler and John McKay, A History of Western Society, (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979), 295.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, on file.
_A Guide to the Greek Coin Reproductions from the British Museum that are in the World Heritage Museum Collection_ NOTE: The "Guide" was compiled from information taken from: Hill, G.F. _A Guide to the Principal Coins of the Greeks from Circ. 700 B.C. to A.D. 270, Based on the Work of Barclay V. Head_. University Press, Oxford,j 1965. Head, Barclay V. _A Guide to the Principal Gold and Silver Coins of the Ancients from B.C. 700 to A.D. 1_. Oxford University Press, London, 1895. Buckler, John, and John McKay. A History of Western Society. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979.