Splint armor

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a kind of ancient armor formed of thin plates of metal, usually overlapping each other and allowing the limbs to move freely.

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Late Sasanian splint armour represented at Taq-i Bustan and surviving at Qasr-i Abu Nasr also appears to have been of Central Asian origin (Kozhomberdiyev & Khudyakov 1990).