Pair of Greaves (Lower Leg Defenses)

Steel, leather | 37.5cm | Second half 16th century

Unknown Artist

This is part of a large find of medieval armor discovered in 1840 in the ruins of the fortress of Chalcis, on the Greek island of Euboea (then a Venetian colony called Negroponte). The fortress had been captured and destroyed by the Turks in 1470. No...
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