Medieval Glossary


A surcoat was usually made of either cloth or leather and was worn over armor. When heraldry appeared during the Middle Ages, surcoats would often be used to display heraldic symbols, such as coats of arms.

Related term(s): Heraldry; Jupon; Coat of Plates; Pairs of Plates; Cyclas; Coat of Arms
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 08.08.04
Last modified: 06.01.06


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