This high-quality two-piece lorica squamata replica is handcrafted and totally wearable. It's made out of overlapping, 0.4 cm thick cast brass scales (with midrib) that are linked together in horizontal rows and sewed onto a durable brown cotton canvas backing to create a dense design that looks like fish scales. The sleeveless cuirass has a brown leather edging and two leather straps with brass buckles on each side, allowing it to fit a wide variety of sizes. It has a scalloped bottom edge and a round neckline with a rear slit opening that reaches below the hip.
An additional layer of protection for the shoulders is included with the torso/back armour. A brass clasp on the front and four adjustable leather straps with brass buckles on the back secure this totally removable shoulder brace (which also has brass scales sewed onto cloth and edged with stitched leather).
This stunning Roman armour is perfect for reenactment, LARP, theater, or TV/film.
- Material: scales, buckles and fittings made of brass, edging and straps made of vegetable tanned leather, backing made of brown canvas (100% cotton)
- Scales size: approx. 35 x 25 mm
- Scales thickness: approx. 0.4 / 0.5 mm (26 / 24 gauge)
- Overall length: approx. 70 cm (measured fully stretched from the highest shoulder point down to the bottom hem)
- Dimensions of the doubling: approx. 63 x 54 cm (when fully stretched)
- Chest circumference: approx. 125 to 135 cm, adjustable with straps and buckles
- Weight: approx. 10.3 kg
The Roman armour known as lorica squamata was most popular (in many forms and varieties) during the first and second centuries AD, when the Roman Empire was at its zenith. Although no complete suit of armour has yet been discovered, many fragments and individual scales (squamae) have been discovered, and numerous surviving depictions have led experts to believe that the lorica squamata was worn not only by Imperial Roman army officers such as centurions, but also by legionary and auxiliary troops, cavalrymen, archers, standard bearers, and musicians.
|Material||Brass, Leather, Cotton|
- Stock: Shipping: approx. 4 weeks
- Model: 911118
- Weight: 11.00kg