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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
rynda. XVI-XVII century
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
rynda. XVI-XVII century

In XVI XVII centuries with the Grand Dukes and tsars was situated the armor-bearer- bodyguards (ryndas), who accompanied monarch in the marches and the trips, and during the palace ceremonies they stood in the ceremonial clothing on both sides of throne. Term itself goes back to the earlier time. Prince Dmitriy during the Kulikovo battle "... great banner black povele to rynda its above Mikhail ondreyevichem Bren- kilohms to voziti" (Nikonovskaya chronicle).
When ryndas performed their duty in the palace, their armament composed large "embassy axe" (indispensable attribute of the audiences, which the Moscow sovereigns gave to the foreign ambassadors: hence occurs the name of axe). It was done made of Damascus steel and steel, was decorated by silver and gold incision. The handles of these axes were decorated with belts from the precious metals (sometimes, however, they bypassed with gilded copper), they were frequently covered with incrustation.
A. Yurasovskiy
"Russian armors X-XVII centurys".
Artist Vladimir Semenov.
© depictive skill ". Moscow. 1983

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