Medieval chain mail shirt in the Bitola Museum, Republic of Macedonia
Chain Maile -Russian, кольчуга [Kalchuga]/// Belarusian, ..../// Bulgarian, верига поща/// Polish, .../// Czech, kroužkové brnění/// Slovak, krúžkové brnenie/// Serbian, ланац пошта/// Croatian, oklop od veriga/// Macedonian, Оклоп (Ok-lop)

Chain mail from the 13th century in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.

Riveted chain mail applied to a helmet in the Novodevichy Convent Museum in Moscow, Russia.

Chain mail in the Novodevichy Convent Museum in Moscow, Russia.

Chain mail in the Novodevichy Convent Museum in Moscow, Russia.

Closeup of the neck of the chain mail shirt in the Novodevichy Convent if Moscow, Russia.

Rusted links of chain mail in the archaeological museum of the Perm Pedalogical University, Russia.


Medieval chain mail shirt from Russia illustrated by Kolchin (1985:142.1).



An illumination from the the Radziwiłł Chronicle showing a seated Boyer (elite) addresses two soldiers. The soldier holding a shield wears a chain mail shirt. From Sakharov (1980).

Kolchin, B. A.
1985 Archaeology of the USSR: city, castle, village. Institute of Archaeology, Moscow. [in Russian]

Sakharov, Andrei Nikolaevich
1980 Diplomatiia drevnei Rusi : IX-pervaia polovina X v. Moscow, Msyl. [in Russian]


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