There are a myriad of armor types made from small metal plates joined to make armor in the absence of affordable large plate forging tech. Lamellar is small semi-overlapping plates with holes punched to allow them to be woven together to the neighboring plates with cord or leather strips. Most other types such as scale armor or brigandines have small armor plates riveted to some flexible backing.
What I have found precious little information on is individual lamellae plates connected by rings of riveted mail instead of the traditional cord or leather strips in standard lamellar patterns. In theory this would be a very effective blend. The weakness of lamellar armor is that the strips or cord weaving it together would get cut protecting against repeated slashing attacks and eventually fall apart. On the plus side lamellar armor provides excellent protection from piercing attacks and decent protection from blunt damage. Chain mail armor as everyone is familiar with is nigh immune to slashing attacks but very weak to piercing bodkin points or blunt damage. Chain mail is also the most flexible armor available.
Together, I would presume lamellae plates woven together with mail rings would have near excellent protection against slashing and piercing damage, with decent protection against blunt force. Being its own armor would be lighter than scale armor plates affixed to a full sheet of mail backing, as that is basically two layers of armor which is pretty redundant; against slashing the overlapping scales are plenty fine and the mail underneath sees little use, while against piercing attacks anything that slips past the scales won't be stopped by the mail they are attached to either.
The only thing is I've only ever been able to find a few close examples that aren't quite what I envisioned. Polish/Russian Bechter armor is close, but it trades protection for greater mobility. The plates do not overlap in all directions like lamellar armor and the mail sections in between the plates are sometimes 2-3 rings wide, allowing both piercing and blunt attacks to simply hit mail instead of rigid plate with a well aimed strike.
Would the combination of layered plates woven with single metal rings be any better than contemporary armors of the type?