Rare and Important 18 C. Ottoman Mail Shirt - 14756

This Mail shirt is Ottoman, 18C. probably made in Circassia area. Heavy, about 13 Kg, 38 inches long, 42 wide (extended sleeves). Heavy gauge steel rings with alternating rows arrangement: One riveted rings and one forge welded rings. This arrangement of rings is attributed to Circassia, and these mails were sold all over the middle east. This mail was found in the old city of Acre and was on display for several years in the Maritime Museum in Haifa, Israel.