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Chainmail Byrnie or Shirt for Mounted Troops

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
317
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Chainmail Byrnie or Shirt for Mounted Troops, possibly Indo-Persia or the Sudan, 17th to 19th century, constructed of 3/8-in. round pin rivet links, the shirt has collar, open slit below the neck, and slit at the lower front and lower back, sleeves approx. lg. 16, overall ht. 34 in.

Provenance: Collection of George Snook, M.D.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Some loss to collar, few holes on sholders and back.


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Keywords

George Snook, Clothing, Collar, Mail, Personal armour, PIN, Rivet, Shirt, Slit, Sudan