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Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Holding a Barong

Although the source for this image claims Spanish influence on the armour, to me it is much closer to the Indo-Persian zirah baktar plated mail armour.

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This ring armor was taken by the Devon Yeomanry Battalion from the hut of the Khalifa, Abdallahi Ibn Muhammad, who replaced the Sudanese Mahdi and lead the Mahdists warriors against the British army in the battle of Omdurman, Sept. 1898. The ring armor is made of steel rings sewn with leather strips on a leather and heavy fabric back. 13 X 18 inches. Very good condition. Some of the leather strips are torn. Few rings missing and two rings loose. This armor was displayed in the Devon Yeomanry Museum.

Persian Qajar Period Armour, 19th Century

Persian Qajar Period Armour, 19th Century

Comprising helmet (kulah khud), with hemispherical skull decorated over its surface with scrollwork cartouches inhabited by differing figures in traditional costume and the base encircled by calligraphic cartouches, fitted at its apex with a circular boss with associated pyramidal spike, a pair of plume-holders at the front, sliding nasal-bar with shaped terminals (retaining screw missing), mail neck-defence of butted links and with an early padded lining; shield (dhal) of shallow convex form, decorated en suite with the kulah khud, fitted with four domed bosses corresponding on the inside to four rings for enarmes (missing), brass rim, and with an early red lining; arm-defence (bazu band), of gutter-shaped form, decorated en suite with the preceding pieces retaining its two wrist plates attached by mail of butted links and with an early red lining the helmet: 34.0 cm; 13 3/8 in high.

Egyptian Cuirassier’s Helmet for the Khedive’s…

Egyptian Cuirassier’s Helmet for the Khedive’s Bodyguard, 19th Century

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Persian Kulah Khud (helmet), Dhal (shield), and Bazu Band (vambrace), 19th Century

A fine suite of gold and silver-damascened Persian armor, early 19th centuryComprising: 1) Helmet, kulah khud, the domed skull chiseled with florals and panels of birds enclosed by gold-damascened strapwork; the apex fitted with 5 inch spike, the front with two plume sockets and sliding nasal; lower edge of skull with inscribed and silver-damascened panels and fitted with scalloped coif of fine, butted links. Interior retaining thin, quilted lining. 2) Shield, dhal, fitted with brass reinforced rim, the center with four gold-damascened and floral chased bosses, the field chiseled and damascened en suite to the helmet; this enclosed by minor borders composed of small panels chased with florals and a major border having large panels with silver-damascened cursive inscriptions. Reverse with quilted backing. 3) Arm guard, bazu-band, chiseled and gold-damascened en suite to the helmet and shield and fitted below the slightly cusped wrist with buckles and portions of mail wrist band.

victoriansword: Indo-Persian Armour, 19th C.

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Indo-Persian Armour, 19th C.

A rare and beautiful set from the property of a high ranked warrior, consisting in a khula-khud, a sipar, a bazu-band, a coat of mail, two points and two maces.

Helmet with hemispherical skull, cusp of squared section at the top, on a base shaped as a truncated cone; sliding nose-piece, two plume-holders; all engraved and gilt. Decorated with six, big, richly carved and pierced cartouches at the base, featuring Arabic writings, provided with twenty-four smaller cartouches, pierced with floral motifs and with gold frame; featuring a copper leaf under the cartouches. Silver-plated, Arabic writings at the border the skull. Red cloth lining at the inside. Mail neck defense consisting in small rings with simple closure (missing parts). Height: 60 cm circa. Featuring a big, round and convex, iron sipar, provided with four studs engraved and gilt with floral motifs; decorated with nine cartouches at the center, together with twelve, smaller ones, all richly pierced with floral motifs and gold frames, with a thin, copper leaf below. Silver-inlaid, Arabic writings among four bands decorated with flowers at the border; brass support at the border. A red cloth lining at the inside, with an old label, four suspension rings. Diameter: 46.7 cm. Bass-band decorated en suite, featuring a stylized face at the top, complete with plaques to close it and with sword-shell (defects), Length: 55 cm. Coat of mail consisting in rings with simple lock, some missing parts; neck with lined cloth, provided with fringes. Height: 60 cm circa. Neck: 10 cm. Two trident heads, one with damask structure and Arabic writings, decorated with horned head, snakes and floral motifs (Height: 55 cm), the other one with socket featuring silver decorations an cusp engraved with floral motifs and silver and gold decorations (height: 54.5 cm). Two iron maces, one with horned head and remains of silver decorations (77.5 cm), the other one with bull head and remains of silver decorations.

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victoriansword: Kaskara, arm daggers, maille…

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Kaskara, arm daggers, maille shirt

19th C. weapons and armour from Sudan.

Officer’s Helmet and Cuirass, 1st Life Guards

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Officer’s Helmet and Cuirass, 1st Life Guards

Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Ho…

Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Holding a Barong

Although the source for this image claims Spanish influence on the armour, to me it is much closer to the Indo-Persian zirah baktar plated mail armour.