Barmitsa

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Barmitsa

 

chain mail piece (looped metal netting) secured to the crown of a warrior’s helmet in ancient Rus’ to protect the ears, neck, and back of the head.

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