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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 PAIR OF GREAVES AND SABATONS, 19TH CENTURY IN THE SOUTH GERMAN STYLE OF CIRCA 1550-60

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£190 (starting bid)

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A RARE EUROPEAN MAIL CAPE OR PISAIN, PROBABLY GERMAN, LATE 15TH OR EARLY 16TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£3,200 (starting bid)

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A RARE LATE GOTHIC CANTLE PLATE, EARLY 16TH CENTURY, ENGLISH OR FLEMISH

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£950 (starting bid)

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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCE

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (starting bid)

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A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN THREE-QUARTER FIELD ARMOUR, LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£3,200 (starting bid)

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A COMPOSITE SOUTH GERMAN LIGHT FIELD ARMOUR, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1600-20

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£2,000 (starting bid)

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AN INDIAN MAIL SHIRT, 19TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A SKIRT OF MAIL, 19TH CENTURY BUT PROBABLY CUT FROM AN EARLIER MAIL SHIRT OF EASTERN ORIGIN

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A SOUTH GERMAN BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1540

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£1,100 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£950 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN BREASTPLATE WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE 'BLACK AND WHITE' FASHION, CIRCA 1570-80

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£950 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1580

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£950 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN BREASTPLATE WITH EMBOSSED DECORATION IN THE 'BLACK AND WHITE' FASHION, CIRCA 1570-80

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£950 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1580

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£850 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£850 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£850 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1570-80

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN 'BLACK AND WHITE' BREASTPLATE, CIRCA 1590

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN COLLAR, POSSIBLY NUREMBERG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN COLLAR, POSSIBLY NUREMBERG, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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A VISOR FOR A SALLET IN THE GERMAN LATE 15TH CENTURY STYLE, 19TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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TWO GERMAN GAUNTLETS FOR THE RIGHT HAND, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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A GERMAN FAULD AND TASSETS, LATE 16TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN GREAVES AND SABATONS, LATE 16TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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A SOUTH GERMAN RIGHT PAULDON FOR FOOT COMBAT, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, LATE 16TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£480 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF COMPOSITE PAULDRONS, PROBABLY FLEMISH, EARLY 16TH CENTURY, AND GERMAN, MID-16TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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TWO COMPOSITE GERMAN SPAUDLERS FROM AN 'ALMAIN COLLAR', EARLY 17TH CENTURY

June 29, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Shield MO, 1970s

June 30, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Warszawa, Poland

PLN200 (starting bid)

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Militaria : A late 19thC Indian Dhal elbow shield , of brass construction d

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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Lot Of 4: Indo-Persian Armor Chest Plates.

July 8, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Commemorative Leather African Combat Shield.

July 8, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Tin Parade Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Mismatched Scarred Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2: Breastplates.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2: Plate Armor.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2: Breastplates.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Parade Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Heavy Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Lot of 5: Reproduction Plate Armor.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Lot of 4: Armor Pieces.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$375 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2: Breastplates.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Two Pieces of Plate Armor.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Mismatched Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Pierced Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Partial Light Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2: Breastplates.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Klingenthal Heavy Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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French Parade Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Mismatched Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Mismatched Cuirass with Sunburst.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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French Armor.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2: Cuirassier Breastplates.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Heavy Cuirass.

July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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