Object Title

Mail shirt (zereh)

Mail shirt (zereh)



Object Number



Ownership uncertain, see AL.8. Deposited by Lord Hardinge of Penshurst 1955.

Physical Description

The shirt opens down the front with long sleeves and is slit at the back for convenience in riding. The skirt is constructed of fine butted rings of brass and iron, the brass rings forming a trellis pattern with a central diamond. A quilted collar is attached and narrow facings with red and green scale pattern in velvet outlined with gilt nails.


Dimensions: The distance from cuff to cuff with the arms outspread is 1338 mm. The width across the chest under the arms is 574 mm, the distance from shoulder to lower hem being 724 mm. Weight: The weight of the coat on its support board is 7.4 kg.