TITLE

Roman Armor

AUTHOR(S)
Morgan, Neil
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Advanced Materials & Processes;Feb2005, Vol. 163 Issue 2, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about a sample of iron excavated from the floor of the armory workshop at the Vindolanda site in Chesterholme, England. It is presumed to be from a piece of Lorica Segmenta, the articulated body armor worn by Roman foot soldiers almost 2000 years ago. The micrograph reveals a structure of pearlite and ferrite at prior austenite grain boundaries, as well as within the grains themselves. The specimen was etched in a standard 2% Nital solution of 98% ethanol and 2% nitric acid.
ACCESSION #
16068701

 

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