An illustration from:
Mamuka Tsurtsumia, The Evolution of Splint Armour in Georgia and Byzantium, Lamellar and Scale in the 10th-12th Centuries
St George of Parakheti, Georgia, end of the 10th century


Fig. 11. St George of Parakheti in the linear lamellar with double riveting. (photo by Ermakov).
    The representations of St George and St Theodore [fig. 10] on the Mravaldzali icon dating from the latter half of the 10th century, and the Parakheti icon of St George of the end of the 10th century [fig. 11] show lamellar plates with double riveting and a double suspension on the leather lining; the plates do not overlap, but are arranged very close together side by side. Practically here all the basic components of the evolution of lamellar armour are present; the only component that is lacking is a wide band, due to which these suits of armour may be grouped with the category of linear lamellar.

Source: Byzantina Symmeikta



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