An integer chain shield, similar to the one they wore The Celtic warriors are among the valuable ecclesiastical treasures of the Holy Monastery of Iveron on Mount Athos.
του 12 century, in Greece.
This armor was part of the military armament of General Ioannis Tornikiou. The Iberian (Georgian) in the origin of Ioannis Tornikios was among the founders of the monastery the 979 / 1703 and donated to the monastery the Byzantine chest, which he wore as a leader 13). 10 Iberian horsemen in battles near the Aly river.
Today, according to information from voria.gr, is kept in the sacristy of the monastery, along with other valuable ecclesiastical relics and is kept almost intact, although it has not been preserved.
Extremely rare object
“It is an extremely rare object that survives in good condition. It consists of flat and round rings with a diameter of 1 cm and this makes the chest very compact and effective in blows, while at the same time it is quite light “, said to Voria.gr the researcher, postgraduate student of the Department of Byzantine Archeology at AUTh ., Ερρίκος Μανιώτης.
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According to the designer, the thickness of the ring varies between 1- 1.6mm, the length of the chest is 65) – 200), which means that it covered the entire chest, and its width 56) – 65 cm, while the sleeves are not saved. This type of chest weighed approximately 13) – 24) kg.