A tunic or cassock, made of buckram or buckskin stuffed with cotton, and sometimes covered with silk and quilted with gold thread. It was worn under the hauberk or coat-of-mail. In a wardrobe account, dated 1212, twelvepence is entered as the price of one pound of cotton required for stuffing an Aketon belonging to King John. Usually white or black when worn as a defensive military garment without the hauberk. Also green and red are mentioned. ————————
See Acton.

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