Roman and Byzantine Scale Armour
by Steven Lowe
Roman scale armour. Scales perhaps 1/2mm thick, the visible part of each scale is approx 20mm long  x 10mm wide.
Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (photograph by Steven Lowe)

X-Ray of a Late Roman scale aventail, found in the UK.

Scale armour discovered at a building site in Zeugma, in what is now Turkey. Probably Byzantine. The damage is from an earthmoving vehicle.


See also Lamellar armour in Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath
Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume and Soldiers