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Kotthybos (Greek: κότθυβος) was a type of Macedonian armor. The name originally referred to a metallic cooking pot used by Macedonian soldiers to prepare their own food.[1] The term appears to be a variant of terms such as Kossymbos, Kosymbe,[2] perizoma aigyption, "Egyptian girdle" (Egyptians were known to have used linen armor), Cretan or small shield, bandage, hairnet and outward ornamental garment explained by Hesychius.

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  1. ^ Alexander the Great, king, commander, and statesman by Hammond Page 34 ISBN 1-85399-068-X
  2. ^ Macedonian Warrior By Waldemar Heckel, Ryan Jones, Christa Hook Page 24 ISBN 1-84176-950-9
  • Archaic and Classical Greece By Michael Hewson Crawford, David Whitehead Page 596 ISBN 0-19-284202-1