When was the first articulated plate armour?

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When was the first articulated plate armour?

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when was the first articulated plate armour? any pictures or help would be great. Thanks

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Lorica segmentata springs to mind as early European articulated armour.

http://www.larp.com/legioxx/lorica.html
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thank you but asked the question wrong.

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I had forgotton about that, but what i was really after was metal to metal articulation as in an elbow crop with lames. I am after nailing down some dates for transitional armour between mail and plate. I think the key for me is in the articulations in the plate not nessesaraly in the full suits as in the early churburg suit.
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This has got me wracking my brains and consulting what books I have. As yet I can't see any specific dates, although early indications are pointing to the first two decades of the C14. Will keep looking.
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what about sabatons?
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strictly speaking, I'd guess ancient china, or egypt.

but if you want to be all pedantic about it :D and say medieval, then probably (and nobody can be 100% certain, ve late 13th or v early 14th)
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Transitional is such an ugly word. All armour is transitional in some form or another.

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