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Armour, F96.5

Physical Description

A pair of kote, or armoured gloves. Articulated fingers and thumb to allow grip of sword. Attached by chain mail like links. Five metal plates line the forearm. Above this is a section of obvious blue material, covered in crosshatch design in chain links. Flower decoration to the outer edge- possibly for family/clan symbol. Top bicep region covered in crosshatch design of square metal plates. Underside is lined with dark blue material. Outer edge is light blue and white flowers. Loops at top of arm, dark blue. Fingers have loops also. Cord around wrist area, possibly for attachment. Remains of one toggle at top of sleeve on right glove.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Left): 689 x 194 x 28mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Right): 690 x 213 x 26mm

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