GDFB Lorica Segementata

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$451.00

This lorica segmentata is based upon the Type Corbridge A. This type dates to around the first half of the first century AD. It is made from 18 gauge steel. The fittings are cast brass. The armour is adjustable and suitable for chest sizes from 116cm to 120cm.

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Lorica segmentata (the term is modern) was an articulated armour of iron plates and hoops. It was long thought to have been introduced during the reign of Tiberius or Claudius, however, finds from Kalkriese, the probable site of the Varian disaster (AD 9), including a complete chest plate edged with bronze, have shown that this lorica was developed under Augustus. Other early fragments are now recognised from the Augustan bases at Dangstetten (9 BC) and Haltern (AD 9) in Germany.

There are currently three recognised types of Lorica Segmentata, these being the Kalkriese, Corbridge and Newstead types. All of which are named after the places they were first discovered. It appears that different types were used concurrently and the Corbridge and Newstead types are often found at the same site (e.g. at Caerleon in Wales, Carnuntum in Austria, Carlisle in England and Leon in Spain).

This reproduction is based upon the Type Corbridge A. This type dates to around the first half of the first century AD. It is made from 18 gauge steel. The fittings are cast brass. The armour is adjustable and suitable for chest sizes from 116cm to 120cm.