A coast of armor for the body, consisting of scales or plates, sometimes overlapping each other, generally of metal, and sewed to linen or other material. It was worn in the Middle Ages.
Known also as: Brigandyron, Brigantayle. Armour made of plates of iron or steel overlapping upwards, riveted to a cloth or leather garment. The plates were "tinned" to prevent rusting, and were located on the inside of the armour, with the rivet heads showing through on the outer surface..
A type of armored sleeveless jacket, used principally by infantry throughout the fifteenth century and until the middle of the sixteenth century, consisting of numerous small overlapping plates of metal attached with rivets to the back of a cloth support. Fine examples are often faced with colorful velvet.