Fired up the game to cruise through Apachii's Goddess and Heroes stores; blow some cash I had left over after purchasing Benirus Manor.
I pop open my inventory, to double-check some stuff I had acquired in the cleaning out of Benirus...
...and what do I see? The chainmail cuirass and composite greaves that disappeared into the aether last game.
At this point, I'm beginning to wonder if the field where they grow the pomegranates for my tea doesn't also have some peyote stashed in it here and there; and some of the stuff ended up making it into this lot.
There's no way this isn't a hallucination.
Although... I usually hallucinate things more interesting than Oblivion bugs. Normally it's giant malicious spiders or elder gods of Darkness or occasionally the daughter I don't have.