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Roman Imperial Armour


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1. The evidence 2. Iron production 3. Blacksmithing techniques and production methods 4. The production of sheet metal 5. Iron and steel 6. Surface treatment of Roman armour 7. Helmets (galea or cassis) 8. Scale armour (lorica squamata 9. Ring mail (lorica hamata) 10. Segmented body armour (lorica segmentata) 11. Leg and arm armour 12. The shield and boss (umbo) 13. Conclusions


[A] technical book which highlights the science behind the art of the blacksmith... [Sim and Kaminski's] focus is upon reconstructing techniques that would have been used to create armour for hundreds of thousands of infantry men under arms during the first and second centuries of the Western Empire.' -- Minerva Minerva

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