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The armor which gave victory to many a civilization.
Posted by templarnordbyzantine on Aug 6th, 2013
Lammalar, a very common armor at the time, was made by connecting small rectangular plates of metal together with leather strings or metal rings to form a single piece of armor. Each culture had their own way of connecting them, however the Romans had used Lamellar in the early AD centuries, this gave the Byzantines a jump start in the race to make better Lamellar. Nowadays we don't know how they did it but by looking at Byzantine battles we can tell that the Lamellar was supremely effective. The Byzantines had developed Lamellar to the point where they could adequately armor an army at very low costs.
Unfortunately Byzantine Lamellar has been lost to us because the Turks destroyed anything that had information on the Byzantines.