Roman chainmail hook from Chassenard, 1st half 1st century AD.
Closure hook for the shoulder double of a chainmail, 1st half of the 1st century AD. Original brass tin-plated. From the grave of a soldier buried with all his equipment (including a masked helmet and several coin stamps of Tiberius and Caligula); length of a hook 8.5 cm. Place of discovery: Chassenard, Allier, France. The hooks are supplied with five large disc rivets (head diameter 2.1 cm) for fastening.