Lorica Segmentata

Popular Armor worn in the Legio IX


The armor consists of broad ferrous (iron, but steel in modern recreations) strips (‘girth hoops’) fastened to internal leather straps. The strips were arranged horizontally on the body, overlapping downwards, and they surrounded the torso in two halves, being fastened at the front and back by means of brass hooks, which were joined by leather laces. The upper body and shoulders were protected by additional strips (‘shoulder guards’) and breast- and backplates


Lorica Segmentata

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