Frankish Empire / Balkans / Byzantium
VIII A.D. – XIV A.D.
Skirt and biceps protection included and mounted to the cuirass.
Based on archeology and miniatures from Golden Psalter, Psalter of Theodore, Stuttgart Psalter, John Skylitzes Chronicle.
Squama armour of various kinds was popular during whole history of military equipment. The earliest squama armour we meet at least 1600 years B.C. All information about squamas is collected here in the Facebook SQUAMA armour discussion group.