Object Title

Mail cape

Mail cape

Date

1501-1530

Object Number

III.1423

Provenance

Whawell sale, Sotheby's 4 May 1927 lot 159.

Physical Description

Of elbow length when worn built up of riveted rings each approximately 9mm. in diameter. The opening is down the front and there is a short collar of double mail edged with two tows of brass rings and secured at the throat with an iron hook and loop riveted through the mail at each side. The collar is bordered with two rows of brass links, the inner of round section wire riveted with large iron wedges, the outer or solid punched brass links of round section and faceted.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Germany