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English armour currently under construction, circa 1440 by Hvide Horse Armoury

English armour currently under construction, circa 1440 by Hvide Horse Armoury

PLATE III SHIELDS OF ARMS OF “LE ROY DARRABE,” “LER ROY DE TARSSR,” AND OTHER SOVEREIGNS, MOSTLY MYTHICAL, TAKEN FROM A ROLL OF ARMS MADE BY AN ENGLISH PAINTER IN THE TIME OF HENRY VI.  Drawn by William Gibb.

PLATE III SHIELDS OF ARMS OF “LE ROY DARRABE,” “LER ROY DE TARSSR,” AND OTHER SOVEREIGNS, MOSTLY MYTHICAL, TAKEN FROM A ROLL OF ARMS MADE BY AN ENGLISH PAINTER IN THE TIME OF HENRY VI. Drawn by William Gibb.

European riveted mail collar / standard, late 15th century, iron or steel and copper alloy, length: 73.7 cm, weight: 0.85 kg, The Wallace Collection (A9). The collar is a virtuoso demonstration of mail-making skill, very small, heavy links so tightly woven that almost no light can pass between them. The gaps between the links are also so narrow that the links themselves cannot rotate, but are held fast by their neighbours.

European riveted mail collar / standard, late 15th century, iron or steel and copper alloy, length: 73.7 cm, weight: 0.85 kg, The Wallace Collection (A9). The collar is a virtuoso demonstration of mail-making skill, very small, heavy links so tightly woven that almost no light can pass between them. The gaps between the links are also so narrow that the links themselves cannot rotate, but are held fast by their neighbours.

European (German) riveted mail standard, 15th century, this is an example of high quality mail defense worn as a supplement to plate armour.

European (German) riveted mail standard, century, this is an example of high quality mail defense worn as a supplement to plate armour.

Griffin by peacay, via Flickr

A griffin on parade (cropped from larger image) — in Triumphal Maximiliano - a gorgeous album - artist unknown - but possibly by Hans Burgkmair in the late early centuries.

This is an early-15th century crest (1420-1430c), made in cuir boulli (two halves sewn in the middle), varnish, pastiglia and wood; 43 cm (height). Museo Stefano Bardini, Florence, inv. 540

Armor roomHead of dragon coming from a ship Museo Bardini, Florence

Nassause wapenrok, toegeschreven aan Johan Pietersz. Smout, 1647

Heraldic tunic from the House of Orange-Nassau, silk, linen attributed to the maker Johan Pietersz Smout, worn at the Prince of Orange funerals, 1647