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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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Important 18 C. Ottoman Mail Shirt

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$650 (1 bid)

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Indo-Persian Steel Dhal Shield

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Mid 19th Century Indo Persian Bazuband Arm guard

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Set of Mid 19th Century Indian Bazuband Arm guards

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Indo-Persian Steel Shield

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Rare Early Ottoman Empire Krug Breastplate Armor

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$750 (1 bid)

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DRC polychrome wicker shield, 20th century.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Ehtiopian hide shiled, 20th century.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Ethipian hide shield, 19th / 20th c.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Ethiopian hide sheild, 20th c.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Ethiopian hide shield, 20th c.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$110 (2 bids)

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Masai hide shield, 20th c.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Hide Shield

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Hide Shield

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Falls Church, VA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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18th Century Indo-Persian Shield,

October 3, 2016, 10:30 AM AEDT
Camperdown, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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EARLY GERMAN ARTICULATED GAUNTLET.

October 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Medieval Style Etched Shield With Leather Straps

October 4, 2016, 5:00 PM MST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Medieval Style Etched Scene Shield

October 4, 2016, 5:00 PM MST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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