The boats are loaded with water, weapons, axes, grain, wine and meat. Men can again be seen carrying coats of mail, swords and spears onto the boats in preparation for the coming battle. Clearly, the coats of mail were of considerable weight as it takes two men to carry them. The chain links were sewn onto a leather backing rather than being linked together. The cart is laden with spears, which were the lawful weapon of a freeman. Taken from Old French, the large casks used for holding and shipping wine were called tuns. The traditional French ton, thetonneau was a shipment of about 200 gallons of wine. In 1423 Henry V, for the purpose of importation, restricted the 'tun' to 252 gallons.