Medieval Glossary

Scale Armour

A type of armour consisting of plates (called scales) made of horn or metal that was either sewn or riveted to a cloth or leather garment.

Related term(s): Scale Mail; Mail; Plate Armour; Maille
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 12.31.04
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 32.


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