FACT:    The Lorica Hamata and the Lorica Segmentata were different kinds of Roman body armour.

Lorica Hamata

The Lorica Hamatawas one kind of Roman body armour.

It was made of chain mail.
It was comfortable to wear because it moved with the body, but it was very heavy.
It was not as safe in battles as the Lorica Segmentata

Lorica Segmentata

which was made of metal plates with shoulder plates to protect the arms.

Thanks to Lesley Mosely for content, Rob Mosely for advice and Joe Mosely for photographs.

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