Object Title

Mail coif

Mail coif

Date

1331-1370

Object Number

III.28

Provenance

Possibly Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Constructed of alternate rows of flat riveted and solid rings. The rivets of the riveted links are wedge-shaped, with domed heads 1.78 mm across. There is a vertical opening at the rear, and at the lower rear is a triangular section of the same mail fitted with the rivet heads on the inside, possibly a working-life modification.

Featured in

Hundred Years War

Dimensions

Dimensions: riveted link diameter outside 10.39 mm, inside 7.69 mm, wire thickness 0.85 mm, wire width 1.41 mm; punched link diameter 10.47 mm, inside 7.22 mm, wire thickness 0.87 mm, wire width 2.10 mm. Whole hood height: 430mm; width: 380mm Weight: 3 lb 2 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

none

Associations

Places Europe