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cuirass


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[Ar]

A piece of armour designed to protect the torso. It comprised both breast and back armour, sometimes shaped to the contours of the chest and back muscles (muscled cuirass). Variously made of laminated linen, leather, sheet‐bronze, or iron, or scales of horn, hide, or metal.

Subjects: Archaeology — Military History.


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