Scale armor

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

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This elucidates a theme throughout the book: the adoption of the Iberian short sword; Gallic mail and Sarmatian scale armour; longer German and Iranian swords; Gallic helmets succeeded by Iranian ridge-construction and Sarmato-Germanic Spangenhelme.