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A very rare 15th century Ottoman Arm Defence

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Price: £1,500

Ref: AA.029.23

Item Description

A very rare part of a 15th century Ottoman armour. The arm defence is forged from one piece with a slightly flared cuff engraved with calligraphy around the border and flowers towards the middle.  The edge is chipped slightly in places and punched with a regular line of holes for attaching mail and a lining.  The defence is stamped with the mark of the Ottoman Court Arsenal of Hagia Eirene.  The inscription includes Qur’an 2:255 (Ayat al-Kursi).

The defence is 14 inches long (35.5 cm).

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