On the armor or corslet he wears a surcoat. Hauberk, boiler cap, leg braces, knee tile, almond-shaped shield. The shield is attached to the ankle over the left shoulder. The horse is protected with a harness made of leather. After a miniature in a psalter from the time of Louis the Fat (1108-1137)
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