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A 15th/17thC Ottoman / Persian Safavid defence for the left leg (greave), of three plates of steel connected by links of solid and riveted chainmail

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Lot Details

the central plate is shaped to fit over the calf and ankle and has a medial ridge to the upper two thirds of its length, a long central panel is engraved with Islamic script with remnant damascene silver, on a punched background. The panel is encircled by a narrow band filled with further script and foliate tendrils. The tamğa of the Ottoman arsenal is stamped at the top of the central panel (see footnote). L.445mm. Fixing dome rivets absent, one rivet hole torn and with a soldered patch. Footnote: The tamğa of the Ottoman arsenal is the mark or seal of the Turkic Kayı tribe who had used this seal and from whom the Ottomans believed they were descended. This mark was engraved or stamped onto war trophies before they were placed into the Imperial Ottoman arsenals in Constantinople. See similar (the only known pair)