Chain mail

Chain mail (often just mail or sometimes chainmail)[1] is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. It was generally in common military use between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century AD in Europe, and longer in Asia and North Africa. A coat of this armour is often referred to as a hauberk, and sometimes a byrnie.

Riveted mail and plate coat zirah bagtar. Armour of this type was introduced into India under the Mughals.