By M.C. Bishop
This in-depth exam of Roman plate armour discusses all major facts, together with formerly unpublished fabric, to spot the central varieties. Bishop examines the strengths and weaknesses of this sort of armour in addition to the technical and useful info of its manufacture and use. The examine is complemented by means of photos and drawings of unique reveals along full-sized computer-generated reconstructions. at present out of inventory. writer is reprinting and we'll have inventory in December 2003. you could position your order now and we are going to send it to you while it turns into on hand.
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Scale 1:2. C. C. 7 Girth hoop fragments from 1) Iz`´a and 2) Carnuntum. 1a) Slot intact with copper-alloy covering plate; 1b) over-compressed with copper-alloy binding on the lowest plate; 2) Plates with tie rings in situ. 45). 64) – insufficient survives for any certainty on this matter. 24 Of these, Curle's was hardly a serious analysis of the problem, whilst Poulter's offered some adjustments to what remains the definitive reconstruction until recently, that of Robinson. 181) James Curle, for all his archaeological virtues, did not possess an innate understanding of Roman military equipment.
2) shows that the shortcom- ings of the riveted-strap method of fastening shown on the breastplate had already been recognised by the Romans. 7 No incontrovertible examples of girth hoops of the Kalkriese type have been recognised, so it is not known how these were fastened. There is a fragment a r y p l at e f ro m V i n d o n i s s a ( F i g. 4 . 8 One thing seems certain – they cannot both have belonged to lower units, but we must wait for more conclusive finds before we can be sure which (if either) is the genuine item.
5 Riveted repairs between collar plates and backplates from the Corbridge Hoard: 1. Cuirass 4, 2. Cuirass 2, 3. Cuirass 1. Scale 1:2 by the neighbouring plate. 7mm10), which will have had implications for the overall weight of the cuirass if this were generally applied. It is probably worth emphasising that what are perceived as differences between sub-types may in fact, like some supposed helmet types,11 be due to differences between armourers. This is especially true of the difference between subtype B (with copper-alloy vertical fasteners) and C (where the same items were positioned slightly differently and made of iron).