Scale armor

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(Mil.) armor made of small metallic scales overlapping, and fastened upon leather or cloth.

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One of the most spectacular pieces is a patch of scale armour that appears to have belonged to the shoulder of a lorica squamata, which should aid our understanding of how scale shirts were put together.
The 'stucco plaque' of a stocky galloping horse wearing a scale armour trapper and saddle, attributed to southern Iran (figure 2C = BM.