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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 Prussian officer's cuirass

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€700 (starting bid)

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Miniature Suit of Armor

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$25 (2 bids)

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Antique/Vintage Medieval Hand Held Weapons & Shields.

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Manheim, PA, USA

$50 (2 bids)

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PAIR OF AFRICAN WARRIOR SHIELDS

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Midland, TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Antique Roman Revival Cast Iron Decorative Shield

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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U.S. Armor Personal body Armor & Flotation Bladder

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Penrose, CO, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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P.a.c.a Protection police body armor

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Penrose, CO, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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A Metal Lion Shield

April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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FRENCH CHILD'S SUIT OF ARMOR ON WOODEN STAND

April 22, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Austin, TX, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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17TH CENTURY OR EARLIER HEAVY INDIAN MAIL AND PLATE SHIRT

April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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17TH CENTURY OR EARLIER HEAVY INDIAN MAIL AND PLATE SHIRT

April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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MAIL SHIRT

April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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MAIL SHIRT

April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

£50 (1 bid)

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A Spanish II Republic breastplate

April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€1,500 (starting bid)

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Franklin Mint-Egyptian Warrior,Gold Plated & Silver

April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Franklin Mint-Spanish Conquistator Gold Plated & Silver

April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Franklin mint-English Knight, Gold Plated & Silver

April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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19th C. Persian/Middle Eastern Armor

April 25, 2018, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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Metal Sheild

April 27, 2018, 4:45 PM EST
Kirtland, OH, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Antique Persian Etched Sipar Shield

April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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A Gothic interior door, Nuremberg, circa 1400

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€9,000 (1 bid)

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An Ottoman chamfron, ca. 1500

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€5,600 (starting bid)

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An Ottoman multi-piece plate armour (pot lid armour), 16th century

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€4,000 (starting bid)

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Kulah-Khud, Persien, 19. Jhdt.

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€630 (starting bid)

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Gold- und silbertauschierter, geschnittener Schild, Persien, 19. Jhdt.

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Geätzter Rundschild (Sipar), Persien, Mitte 19. Jhdt.

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€520 (starting bid)

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Goldtauschierte Bazu Band (Armschiene), Persien, 19. Jhdt.

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Geschnittene, goldtauschierte Bazu Band (Armschiene), Persien, 19. Jhdt.

May 4, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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A Japanese suji kabuto with 62 plates, circa 1550(?)

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€6,300 (starting bid)

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A German composite full armour of the Augsburg type, 2nd half of the 16th century

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€25,000 (starting bid)

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Husarische Schuppen-Rüstung (Karacena), Polen, 18. Jhdt.

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€3,600 (starting bid)

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The Gothic bevor of a knight's suit of armour, Spain, circa 1470

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€4,000 (starting bid)

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A German sallet for a man-at-arms, circa 1480

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€8,500 (2 bids)

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 Schulterkrebs, deutsch um 1600

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Linke Harnischschulter, süddeutsch um 1505

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€2,000 (starting bid)

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Linke Schulter eines Riefelharnischs, süddeutsch um 1520/30

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Geätzte, linke Schulter, deutsch/italienisch, datiert 1565

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Ein Paar große Schultern, Süddeutsch oder schweizerisch um 1600

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Zwei Harnischarme, deutsch oder Italien um 1580

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Rechtes, geätztes Armzeug, Italien, Pisa, Ende 16. Jhdt.

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€1,250 (starting bid)

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Ein Paar Harnischarme, deutsch um 1600

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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Ein Paar großer gotischer Meuseln, im italienischen Stil um 1450

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€340 (starting bid)

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Ein Paar Ellbogen-Kacheln, Italien, Mitte 16. Jhdt.

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€520 (starting bid)

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A pair of Central European hourglass gauntlets, 2nd half of the 14th century

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€4,000 (starting bid)

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A pair of German Gothic gauntlets, circa 1480/90

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€7,200 (starting bid)

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A pair of German gauntlets in riveted chain mail, circa 1500

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€6,900 (starting bid)

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A pair of South German gauntlets from a Maximilian fluted suit of armour, circa 1520

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€6,300 (starting bid)

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Rechte Hentze, Braunschweig um 1560

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€720 (starting bid)

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Linker Panzerhandschuh, deutsch um 1570

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Rechte schwarz-weiße Hentze, Braunschweig um 1580

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€720 (starting bid)

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Ein Paar lange Hentzen, deutsch um 1580

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€1,600 (starting bid)

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Seltene Turnier- Hentze für die linke Hand, deutsch, 2. Hälfte 16. Jhdt.

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€2,300 (starting bid)

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Rechter Panzerhandschuh, deutsch um 1600

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Geätzte Hentze, Italien um 1600

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€340 (starting bid)

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Ein Paar Handschuh-Stulpen, deutsch, 1. Hälfte 17. Jhdt.

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Konvolut Rüstungsteile, deutsch/italienisch um 1600

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€600 (starting bid)

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A coat of mail, Nuremberg, circa 1480

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€8,000 (starting bid)

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A German Maximilian domed breastplate, circa 1500/1505

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€4,800 (starting bid)

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Schwere Brustplatte, deutsch um 1550

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Munich, Germany

€630 (starting bid)

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