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Lorica Segmentata

#300176
$294.95

This Lorica Segmentata is made of 18 gauge steel. The armor's design enables freedom of movement. Fits chest sizes 42–46 inches.
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Believed to have been introduced in the ranks of the Roman Army during the first century A.D. and widely used at the height of the Roman Empire. Our replica, designed by Luca Giampadi, is superbly made of 18 gauge steel. It is closely copied from a type of Lorica found in Newstead, Scotland, that dates from the second century A.D. This armor is quite flexible and allows plenty of freedom of movement. Fits chest sizes from 42" to 46".
  • Wt: 17 lbs/6 oz

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Lorica Segmentata
Well, it is substantial. The delivery box on my front porch was so heavy I had to wrestle it inside my house. Four heavy and tricky pieces inside the box. The instructions eventually said that I'd need a second pair of hands to assemble it, which turned out to be true. But it does look impressive on its stand in my living room on a wooden bench next to The Eagle armor I purchased a few years ago. I'm glad I got them both.
- Warren, July 30, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Lorica Segmentata
Well, it is substantial. The delivery box on my front porch was so heavy I had to wrestle it inside my house. Four heavy and tricky pieces inside the box. The instructions eventually said that I'd need a second pair of hands to assemble it, which turned out to be true. But it does look impressive on its stand in my living room on a wooden bench next to The Eagle armor I purchased a few years ago. I'm glad I got them both.
- Warren, July 30, 2018 | Verified Purchase
This is now an inaccurate reproduction of the Newstead Style of Lorica-Segmentata.  New evidence now indicates that this style of armor had very large brass or bronze hinges at the shoulders.  The armor is otherwise well-made from heavy 16-gauge mild steel. Most other repro "Segs" on the market are made from 18-gauge steel. This armor is not recommended for use in my reenactment Roman Legion XXIV due to historical inaccuracies, but would be good for theatrical or SCA battle use. Just as 2000 years ago when worn by Roman soldiers, the armor will require maintenance, primarily rust removal. As with most all ready-made plate body armor, if you are overly tall, short, thin or stout, this armor may not fit you well.  
- George, August 31, 2015
Excellent reproduction in design. As with the originals lorica segmentata are prone to rust, not only because of the mild steel construction but because of the galvanic effect between the two metals: steel and the brass or, more properly bronze, fittings. Requires regular maintenance!
- Ian, March 12, 2014
- Nicolas, September 28, 2013 | Verified Purchase
- ENRICO, August 24, 2009

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