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Armor & Shields

Just as weapons developed to hurt one’s enemy, so did armor advance to protect oneself. The earliest armor was nothing more than layered hides able to diminish the power of blows delivered. As time passed, manufacturing techniques made it possible for metal to be shaped, layered, and fitted into incredibly effective armor. With proper maintenance, metal armor can withstand the test of time. As such, there are many exquisite examples of armor today that were created hundreds of years ago.

Shields were a critical part of combat when tactics like the phalanx was used to dominate the battlefield. Shields remained in military use until the Renaissance era, when armor became more effective and shields were regulated to civilian duels. Shields have been constructed out of a variety of materials... Read more

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French Carabiniers Cuirassier Parade Armor Breast Plate, Back Plate, and Helmet

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Group of (3) miniature items

December 10, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
East Moriches, NY, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Etched Suit of Armor in the 17th Century Style.  Measur

December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Suit of Armor in the German Gothic Style, 19th Century

December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$3,400 (starting bid)

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A Continental Patinated Metal Cuirassier.  19th century

December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Victorian-Era Decorative Continental Shield. 22 ¾-inche

December 11, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$340 (starting bid)

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