13th century chain mail

2021-01-27 15:30:02

Selenge /MONTSAME/ A chain mail dating back to the 13th century is kept at the Museum of Selenge aimag. It was found in 1982 from a cave in Orkhontuul soum of Selenge aimag.


The armor consists of 1.6 to 2 cm diameter rings made from 0.3 mm wire and it weighs 29 kg. When laid flat, the one of a kind 4 in 1 metal mail is 60 cm in width (measuring from armpit to armpit across the chest) and 55 cm in length (measuring from shoulder to bottom) with the sleeves measuring 25 cm in width.