1st Century Corbridge Type B Lorica Segmentata
The lorica segmentata (Latin: segmented plates) was a type of armour used by the Roman Legions from ca. 50 B.C. until ca. 500 A.D. The armour consists of metal strips fastened to internal leather straps to allow for articulation in the arms, shoulders and torso. The design of the armour allowed for an excellent amount of protection that could be stored very compactly, a useful feature in mass-produced military equipment. The reproduction we have done is based on a find in Corbridge, UK and dates from around 100 A.D. Made of 16 and 18 ga. mild steel and brass, the whole is surprisingly comfortable and light.