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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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Third Reich Army Campaign Sleeve Shields.

July 31, 2016, 11:00 PM EST
Fredericksburg, VA, USA

$50 (2 bids)

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Bronze European Figural Battle Shield, 19th Century

August 1, 2016, 7:00 PM EST
Clintondale, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Four Shields and a Royal Coat of Arms

August 5, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Rock Island, IL, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Southern Plains Buffalo Thunderbird Shield 19th C.

August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$125 (3 bids)

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