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Dendra Panoply

  • Ancient Greece
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

These Armor Suits were so named for their first discovery near the Village of Dendra in Greece. Dating to The Mycenaean Era of 1200 B.C. - they are among the earliest forms of full body protection constructed. Consisting of bronze plating arranged in a hooped pattern, they featured 4 components. The hooped plating that comprised the protection of the lower torso, a full plated breast covering – which protected the front and back of the wearer and shoulder plating. The characteristic full neck “tube” was also used. The Panoply was completed by a conical type helmet. They were adapted by Ancient Troy as a popular front line soldier armor and it's design would continue into the 15th Century B.C.