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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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A SUIT OF ARMOUR comprising: a closed helmet, breast and back plate, faulds

August 31, 2016, 10:30 AM CAT
Sandton, South Africa

R22,000 (starting bid)

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Medieval Mailcoat in Wooden Frame

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£700 (starting bid)

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Medieval Heraldic Shield Mount

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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KONVOLUT HARNISCHTEILE

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€35 (starting bid)

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MINIATUR-MUSKELPANZER

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€20 (starting bid)

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MANNSCHAFTS-KüRASS CARABINER

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,000 (starting bid)

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üRMELSCHILD DER FASCHISTISCHEN SCHWARZHEMDEN

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€110 (starting bid)

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üRMELSCHILD DER FASCHISTISCHEN SCHWARZHEMDEN

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€110 (starting bid)

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üRMELSCHILD DER FASCHISTISCHEN SCHWARZHEMDEN

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€110 (starting bid)

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MITGLIEDSABZEICHEN DER PNF

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€40 (starting bid)

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DIENSTSTELLEN-SCHILD

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€80 (starting bid)

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AN ARM HARNESS FROM A FIELD ARMOUR,

September 15, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Wolferton, United Kingdom

£700 (starting bid)

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A DECORATED BREAST-PLATE FROM A PARADE ARMOUR,

September 15, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Wolferton, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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A RARE ARM HARNESS MADE FOR THE REIN,

September 15, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Wolferton, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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A COMPOSITE EUROPEAN 16TH CENTURY HALF-ARMOUR,

September 15, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Wolferton, United Kingdom

£5,000 (starting bid)

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A Childs Armor, Etched Iron, Germany, 19th Century

September 15, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€900 (starting bid)

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A full man at arms armor

September 16, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Sarzana (SP), Italy

€10,000 (starting bid)

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A wooden gilded trophy

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Sarzana (SP), Italy

€1,200 (starting bid)

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A rare gilded buckler decorated in-relief

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Sarzana (SP), Italy

€7,000 (starting bid)

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The Milton shield of Leonard Morel-Ladeuil

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Sarzana (SP), Italy

€1,000 (starting bid)

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A rare pair of leg and hand defences

September 17, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Sarzana (SP), Italy

€1,600 (starting bid)

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