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hauberk and lamellar armor. X-XI the century
helmet with the the barmitsa. X century. X century
hauberk (schema of production)
armor is scaly. XI century
the splitting weapon
helmets. XI-XIII century
armors from the plates and the scale
warrior. XII century
hauberk. XII-XIII century
the chopping weapon
helmet with the half-mask and barmitsa. XII-XIII century
armor is lamellar. VIII the century
the shields
archer. XIII century
the impact weapon
armors. XIII-XIV century
the banner
arbalest. XIV century
the missile weapon
kolontar'. XIV century
baydana. XV century
kuyak. XVI century
swords and the sabre
yushman. XVI century
chaldar (horse attire). XVI century
the helmets
archer. XVI century
tegilyay. XVI century
bakhterets and tarch. XVI century
zertsalo. XVII century
rynda. XVI-XVII century
ceremonial armors. XVII century
helmet with the half-mask and barmitsa. XII-XIII century
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
helmet with the half-mask and barmitsa. XII-XIII century

At the end XII-XIII centuries in connection with the Pan-European tendency toward the loading of defensive armor at Russia appear the helmets, supplied with mask- mask, i.e., by the visor, which protected face of soldier both from that chopping, and from the splitting impacts. Mask- masks were supplied with cuts for the eyes and nose openings, and was shut face either half (half-mask), or wholly. Helmet with the mask was slipped over cap and rushed with the barmitsey, chain armor grid, which covered, as a rule, entire face, neck and the arms of soldier. Mask- masks, besides their straight designation - to protect face of soldier, had to form their still and frighten enemy, for which they respectively and took shape.
 
Helmets, armor, shields (entire collection of defensive and offensive military armor) became an indispensable object of custom in the agitated and bloody time (Xii-xiii century) of Russian history. Feudal dissension, war with Polovetss, knights, Lithuania, Mongolian invasion... Chronicles make gaudy by records about the battles, the marches, the enemy raids. Here one of such communications (yr 1245): "warred Lithuania near To torzhku also of Bezhitsa; and gnashasya according to them of novotorzhtsy with the prince Yaroslav volodimirichem and Bichat with them, and ot"yasha in novotorzhtsev horses and samekh of Bichat, and poidosha polonom are other..." (Novgorod first chronicle).
 
A. Yurasovskiy
"Russian armors X-XVII centurys".
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
© depictive skill ". Moscow. 1983

 
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