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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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An Old Metal Soldier Armor

January 22, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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1795 Treaty of Greenville Neck Armor Gorget

January 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Maasai, Warrior?s Shield, Kenya, 19th/Early 20th C.

January 27, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€700 (starting bid)

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Maasai, Wooden House Shield, Kenya c. 1930s, 

January 27, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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Warrior Shield, Massai, Kenya, around 1950

January 27, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Complete harness

January 28, 2017, 12:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€3,801 (starting bid)

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Armour

January 31, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€700 (starting bid)

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Armour

January 31, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€700 (starting bid)

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Shield

January 31, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€200 (starting bid)

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A MEDIEVAL STYLE ETCHED SCENE SHIELD.J062.

February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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