//Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.

For guys and girls who reconstruct the 6th-7th century Europe, South/Eastern Europe, Near East, Siberian / Ural kaganates. There is a variety of archeological finds of lamellars that are characterized by figured edges of scales. The finds from Niederstotzingen and Krefeld-Gellep are the most famous and well-known to the European reenactors. But there are several more finds of same kind – and I would like to introduce them to those who may be interested.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.

Here are the scales from Niederstotzingen, Schretzheim, Kirchhem am Ries, Kunszertmarton, Tishavasvari, Kertch represented (above).

 Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Niederstotzingen, Germany. Circa 610 AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Niederstotzingen, Germany. Circa 610 AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.Kirchheim am Ries, Germany.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Krefeld-Gellep, Germany. Circa 540 AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Krefeld-Gellep, Germany. Circa 540 AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Kerch, Crimea. VI century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Kerch, Crimea. VI century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.Scales from LandesMuseum in Bonn, Germany.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Viminacium, Svetija, modern Serbia. VI century AD.

 Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Viminacium, Svetinja, modern Serbia. VI century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.
Viminacium, Svetinja, modern Serbia. VI century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.Gradišče nad Bašljem, Slovenia. VI century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.Relka, Western Siberia, VII-IX century AD.

 

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.Malay settlement, Krasnodar region, Russia. VI century AD.

There are several more finds (at least two in Abkhazia (Black Sea region) but the origin of all of them is Avar (popular opinion). Avars brought this armours to Europe. And hypotetically these lamellars could be in use by Franks in VI-VIII century.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.

Seems that at least Ital0-German tribes used same form of scales (among the other).

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.Plate from Isola Rizza, Itay. V-VI century AD.

And this is how your new armour may look!

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.

Figured lamellar scales of VI-VII century AD.

 

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November 24 2019|Column|