Object Title

Mail shirt

Mail shirt



Object Number



Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (W R Hearst collection) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant, one of 52 items purchased.

Physical Description

In the form of a sleeveless shirt of riveted mail. The lower edge is bordered by 2 rows of brass links of round section wire riveted with iron wedges. The collar is bordered by 2 rows of brass links, the inner 5 mm, the outer 4 mm.


computer stated this as 'mail sleeve European 16th cent', and a mail sleeve, one of a pair removed from II.30, has this number also on an oily card tag.