Did Medieval Nubians imported their chainmail or did they built it on their own? We dont know, but atleast this old photo from the 1940's shows habitants of Khartoum manufacturing such an armour for parade purposes. Khartoum is only around 30 miles north of Soba, where the medieval chainmail fragments have been found.
Michaelmas: Christian feast of St. Michael the Archangel, celebrated in the Western churches on September Given St. Michael’s traditional position as leader of the heavenly armies, veneration.
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another remarkable illumination of St Michael and the dragon. According to the catalogue record at the Walters Museum, it dates from the late eleventh/early twelfth century. Image source: Walters Museum MS W.
Archangel Michael drawing a sword, Faras. (Second half of the century)
Benin Empire illustration of angus mcbride showing the oba (king) of the benin empire receiving a group of portuguese ambassadors in the century AD
Unidentifiable warrior saint killing a dragon. Faras Cathedral (9th-10th century). He wears an armour in Byzantine style. It is hard to say if one can interpret this painting as a proof for linothorax armour in (early) Medieval Nubia or if the artist just copied the motive from a Byzantine painting. Also note the (for Nubians) unusual shield.
Ancient DNA from Sudan
Linguists often hypothesize that the Sudan area in Northeast Africa may have been the urheimat or “original homeland” of the Afro-Asiatic (Hamitic-Semitic) language family.
Archers loses, Qasr Ibrim. Archers loses from the Christian period were found so rarely yet that it was assumed that they came out of use after the X-Culture, but these pieces proof that they were still employed by the Medieval Nubians. Edit: Appareantly, they were redated by Adams to pagan Nobadian times, so they are NOT Medieval.