Things of Middle-earth
Thorin's Golden Mail
[The] talk turned to the great hoard itself and to the things that Thorin and Balin remembered. They wondered if they were still lying there unharmed...: ... coats of mail gilded and silvered and impenetrable....
The Hobbit, Ch 12, Inside Information
Now the dwarves took down mail and weapons from the walls, and armed themselves. Royal indeed did Thorin look, clad in a coat of gold-plated rings, with a silver hafted axe in a belt crusted with scarlet stones.
The Hobbit, Ch 12, Not At Home
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 3Jul06