brigandine nails

1) Nails used in the making of brigandines.

The brigandine or brigander was body armour. In an OED reference of 1465 it is described as J peyr of Bregandyrns kevert with … gylt naile. The nails that were being imported into Hull in the fifteenth century may have been for the ‘brigander makers’ based in York: 1453 1 bar’ nayles 8 0 0, Hull

1489-90 brygandyne nallys, Hull.

places Hull
dates 1453 1489-1490

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