Body armour (lorica segmentata)

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Body armour (lorica segmentata)

The legionary soldiers based at Exeter wore a type of body armour called lorica segmentata made from strips of iron, leather straps and copper alloy fittings. It was especially effective at protecting the soldier's shoulders.

The image shows a modern reconstruction of this type of armour.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum P. Ashmore

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