10th Century Byzantine - Lamellar armour covering upper body and arms, worn over mail shirt, which is in turn over a long colourful tunic. Splinted armour vambraces and greaves, knee and elbow cops hidden under tunic and trousers respectively. Helmet is of a simple conical design, with decorative leather or fabric strips attached to back. Round shield, curved in 1 plane; teardrop kite shield also used by Byzantines. Hardened leather gauntlets added for SCA use.