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 Ipari, Georgia, 1st quarter of the 11th century


Fig. 13. St George of Ipari in the banded lamellar without riveting, after Chubinashvili (pl. 184).
Also at the beginning of the 11th century the first specimens of banded lamellar appear. It is noteworthy that the Ipari icon of St George [fig.13], dating from the 1st quarter of the 11th century, shows banded lamellar plates without riveting. This icon, as well as the Labechina icon, representing St George on foot, and the Shodai icon of St George, make it clear that lamellar with riveting is not popular yet.

Source: Byzantina Symmeikta



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