Object Title

Mail cape

Mail cape

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

III.43

Provenance

Transferred from Oriental Section where the cape was XV.711 in Lord Dillon's Inventory of 1909. The mail shirt that formerly had this number in Class III is now XXVI.??.

Physical Description

The collar section is formed of very heavy riveted iron links, about 6 mm in diameter. It has a 2 row border of brass links, the inner of round section wire riveted with iron wedges, the outer of solid punched brass links filed with facets. Near the lower edge are three bands of 3 row brass links, each of round section wire riveted with iron wedges. The main part is of 8 mm links.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Europe