Clothing and Armour
A late antique riding coat based upon the graves of Antinoë. Accompanied by riding boots (See footwear page) and hat from the same source.
A Byzantine arming coat based upon the description in the tenth-century military manual of Nikêforos Fôkas. Further views of this type of coat may be seen on the Accessories page.
For scale armour, see the Ribchester Roman Festival 2017 page.
For shields, see the Accessories page.
Lamellar is the ancient equestrian armour par excellence. Timothy Dawson is the foremost world expert on this form of armour, with a range of publications on the subject. The example shown below is the type carried into Europe by the Avars, based principally on the graves at Niederstotzingen and Krefeld-Gellep. The examples shown here (left picture) and on the archer are the middle Byzantine era descendants of that Avar form.
Copyright: Timothy George Dawson 2021