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310) Venetian Cylindrical Gilded Torchere Circa 14th Century: Consisting of a recessed area at top for a candle, body with floral rosettes at top border above 6 relief carved robed saints holding objects. Length 69 inches, later haft. Provenance, Savoy Art & Auction Galleries, Lot #281 Sale #814, Important Italian and Spanish Gothic and Renaissance Art, April 27th and 28th, 1962. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 312) ETCHED TO DEATH HALBERD FROM THE GUARD OF KING FERDINAND I OF HUNGARY BOHEMIA DATED 1558: Dated 1558 the year he became Emperor Ferdinand I. Thereafter, his halberds are marked KR for Kaiser Ferdinand. The crossed ragged staves of Burgundy beneath a fire-steel are the device of the Order of the Golden Fleece (a Roman Catholic order of chivalry founded in Bruges by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy in 1430. It became one of the most prestigious orders in Europe). Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*    

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303) A GROUP OF 8 MEDIEVAL MINT CONDITION SWISS ARROW HEADS: From a Swiss armory. The only set I have had in 30 years. These arrow heads were never mounted. They are the same as the day they came off the armorer's anvil. Recently cleaned to museum standards. Priced to sell at $ 995 for the entire set* 307) RARE ROMAN RING POMMEL SWORD 1ST-2ND CENTURY C.E. (A.D.) Also known as a "Ringknaufschwert". As you would expect a sword this old shows signs of some pitting. However, it is in very good preserved condition. The blade has contact marks along the edge and guard. From from old military collection in Germany, find spot probably Hungary. Length total ca. 80 cm, length of blade ca. 63cm, top ca. 19cm. Also comes with a copy of the publication "Mainzer Archäoligisches Zeitschriftenwerk Nr. 8-2009" which illustrates all the locations were similar swords have been found. The first ring pommel swords appeared in the northern Black Sea region. The blade and pommel are made of one piece. The Roman military took over this type of sword from the Sarmatians. This sword was greatly utilized by cavalry units. It is believed that the early Roman ring pommel swords were similar to the Sarmatian models. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 308) ABSOLUTLY LARGEST 17TH CENTURY ARMADA CHEST EVER!!! Massive wrought iron carrying handles, leaf and floral decoration overall, mounted with a double-eagle escutcheon. Original key. Working mechanism works today as well as it did the day it was made. Slight wear and damage to some bottom areas . Size 19 x 42 x 22 inches. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 309) A VENITIAN OR FLORENTINE ELEGANT REPOUSSE COFFER CIRCA 1750: With chased repoussé iron fittings, inside lid with a picture of David and Goliath. Original functioning lock with original key. Dimensions 41 x 19,5 x 13,5 cm. . Priced To Sell At $1,995*

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304) DECORATED SPANISH BILBAO SWORD CIRCA 1600 WITH SHELL GUARD: The Bilbao is a cut and thrust weapon developed and popularized in Spain, but used due to its effectiveness throughout Western Europe including England. The sword was also used by Caribbean pirates and Central America Conquistadors. This particular example is 42.5 inches long, has a deep fuller and beautiful fluted pommel. It is very reasonably priced at $1,495 for a quick sale* 300) A Beautiful Antique Austrian Armorer's Anvil dated 1786!! However this form of anvil has been used since the 15th century so it could be much older even though dated 1786. The anvil is very richly decorated with the year 1786 and many decorative elements. Size 28 x 22.5 x 4cm, weight 5.2kg. A truly rare and beautiful piece. Priced to sell quickly at $1,295*
301) AN EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE 12 INCH 17TH CENTURY PADLOCK: Works as well today as the first day it was made. Original key. Bought in the North of France. A real conversation piece for any collector of Arms and Armor or antiquities. They don't come often. Priced to sell quickly at $1,295* 302) ARMADA CHEST GERMAN/AUSTRIAN CIRCA 1600-1700: Mint original condition. Original key. Locking mechanism works as perfect as the day it was made. Very rare size.Priced to sell quickly at $2,650*

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295) AN EXCEPTIONALLY ELEGANT GERMAN CUP HILT RAPIER Circa 1600-1650 with a double-edged blade. Each side inscribed 'CLEMENS HORN ME FECIT SOLINGEN (Translated: "Clemens Horn made me in the city of Solingen Germany"). Turned quillons and cup-shaped hilt with open worked floral motives and open worked large pommel. An exceptional piece for any collection. Length 120cm (48 inches). . Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 296) MEDIEVAL TORTURE HELMET: Torture and shaming instruments such as this one were used by municipalities in western Europe ( primarily Germany and Austria) as punishment for minor crimes. They were used from the 15th to the end of the 19th century. Overall height 23.5 cm, overall width 16.5 cm, overall depth 31 cm, weight 5 LBS. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 313) EXCEPTIONALY LARGE GOTHIC DOOR LOCK: For a castle or cathedral door. Circa 1500, works as well as the day it was made. Almost 15 inches, very good condition and beautiful dark brown patina. A great addition to any collection dealing with Medieval. Priced to sell at $995* 298) STONE OF ATONEMENT CIRCA 1600-1700 SOUTH GERMAN: Referred to by Anglo speaking countries as "Ball And Chain". During the Renaissance period justice was swift and fast. Many times public humiliation worked better than corporal punishment. This museum quality piece has the eyelet inserted in lead to pull the chain on the stone. Total weight over 40 LBS. Diameter of the stone 8 x 9 inches, chain 37 inches. Descended presumably from a jurisdiction or prison. A very rare item that has survived over 300 years in mint condition. If you want the ultimate conversation piece for a den or office this is it. Priced to sell quickly at $1,495*

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291) A MINT SET OF 3 CROSSBOW ARROWS: No repairs… No restorations… No excuses. As fine as the day they were made in the 16th century. Rarely do you see a set in this good of a condition. Priced at $2,295 and worth every penny* 292)A GERMAN OFFICER GRADE BURGONET WITH VERY RARE LARGE CHEEK/FACE PROTECTORS CIRCA 1600: Rare form, seldom seen with a complete face protector. 32cm high with museum control number. Burgonets are relatively common in Arms and Armor collections but not of this quality, museum provenance or with the rare face protector. For the collector who thinks he has everything. Owner wants it sold. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 293) German Calvary Horseman's Ax Circa 1550 With Original Haft: Very robust. Has plug at the bottom section of the haft to facilitate inserting in mounted sheath while riding. If you have a mace and or hammer in your collection this is the missing hand weapon you should add to your collection. Length 109cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 294) AN EXCEPTIONAL BLUNDERBUSS CIRCA 1750 BY WHEELER OF LONDON An exceptional flintlock blunderbuss circa 1750 with flip bayonet in museum condition. A walnut barrel stock, with 2 makers marks of the British Board of Ordnance. These marks were struck twice on the weapons of private gun maker's from about 1750 to signify that their barrels could hold charges up to 3 times as powerful as they normally would be loaded with . Collectors and scholars of early firearms are very familiar with the name WHEELER, LONDON. From the mid 1700's this maker was responsible for many fine firearms from pistols to shoulder arms. The gun is ready and able to fire a full load of powder and shrapnel. There are no pits or major marks in the metal. Length 71cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible Under $3,000 From The Owner*

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284) A Very Rare DECORATED Horse Face Armor (Shaffron/ Chamfron) Turkey Or Anatolia, Circa 1500-1520!!! Made from one piece of steel, enclosed over both sides of the muzzle and projecting edge around the eyes and ears, and stretching horizontally across the forehead, embossed with curves extending almost the entire length of the muzzle, the entire Shaffron decorated with a shaped cartouches, the base, the edges bordered by small holes for a lining and probably for mail. With a beautiful rich brown patina and as expected with some modest wear and pitting. Length: 48cm (19 inches).

A near identical example is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. no. 36. 25. 510) see David Alexander, Islamic Arms and Armor In The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015, pp. 128-129, no. 47 (illustrated). Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

311) RARE GIANT 11 INCH GOTHIC CASTLE OR CHURCH DOOR: Rare item. In exceptional condition, small damage on ring. Nice brown patina 26cm long.They don't come any nicer. Priced to sell at $495.* 288) Rapier Flamberg Circa 1580-1600 Preview: information to follow. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 290) Armada Chest in very good condition. 15 x 26-1/4 x 15 inches. The smaller are the harder ones to find. Everything original and locking mechanism works as well as the day it was made. Call for complete details. Priced To Sell At $2,995*

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306) RARE INSCRIBED TURKISH BARDICHE CIRCA 1620-1700: This gem was found in Vienna in the 1980s and is believed to have been left over from The Battle Vienna in 1683 with the Turkish empire. It is well made and shows natural patination and wear. It retains approximately half of its original haft. Its engraving on one side is the 13th verse of Surat As-Aff, the 61st Chapter (sura) of the Quran and in Arabic:

"And yet another thing you will love; help from Allah and a near conquest. And give glad tidings to the believers."

On the backside is a prayer.

This type of axe was popular in Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are identical berdiches such as this in the prestegiose Military Museum (Askeri Museet) in Istanbul. Priced to Sell at under $2,500.*

280) A VERY FINE ITALIAN ETCHED AND GILDED VAMPLATE FOR THE TILT CIRCA 1580: A vamplate is a piece of metal mounted on a lance or spear in order to protect the Knights hand. This superb example comes from the famous Harold Peterson collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 281) A RARE HORSE ARMOR CRUPPER PLATE EARLY 16TH CENTURY PROBABLY GERMAN for the left side armor of a horse formed of a gutter-shaped plate tapering at its rear and trimmed at the terminal for the tail (extensively patched on the outside by one plate covering almost half its surface area) the inside lined with a large plate perhaps an early addition and the border pierced for a lining. 58.5 cm; 23 1/8 in long. Provenance John W Higgins Armory Museum Inv. No. 1155. Fenton and Sons London 27 April 1930 No. 916 and by tradition from the Order of the Knights of Saint John during the Great Seige of Rhodes in 1522 and invariably taken as War Booty. Priced to sell quickly at $995 Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 283) EXCEPTIONALLY RARE HIGHLY DECORATED GERMAN SADDLE DOUBLE ARROW QUIVER CIRCA 1600!!! A masterfully engraved circa 1600 German saddle quiver comprising 2 long bone quivers in a V formation, both carved with hunting scenes - one with a man on foot hunting a boar, and one with a man on horseback hunting a cloven animal - the remainder of the bone surface carved with overlapping leaf tips, scrolls, and gadroons (decorative motif consisting of convex curves). The interior of form mounted with folding iron rings , exterior of form with fixed iron loops, the whole secured with iron staples. Approximate dimensions 11.5 X 14 X 2.75 inches. Provenance: From the estate of a doctor who was a major US collector of Medieval Art for over 60 years. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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305) ABSOLUTE RARITY HUGE RENAISSANCE KEY CIRCA 1580: Probably Venetian. For a Castle Gate or very large door. From the collection of a German master collector of over 60 years. The key has a exceptional length of 37CM (almost 15 inches) and width of 16CM ( 6.3 inches). The only one I have had in 30 years. If you collect Medieval or locks and keys this is a must have. Owner says Sell for just $1,590*

276) MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1590-1610 WITH A MASIVE WORKING LIFE HIT FROM A MACE!!! From the armory of a European noble. Retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (showing slight patination and wear at points). Made of one-piece crown of round almond shape and moderately broad flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edges formed with plain inward turns and the base of the crown encircled bylining-rivets. Priced to sell at $1,495* 277) AN EXCEPTIONALLY ELEGANT AND RARE MAIN GAUCHE CIRCA 1650-75: Initially this Main Gauche (left hand dagger used for parrying in a duel with a rapier in the right hand) appears to be Spanish. However the fine pieced and engraved decoration of the guard has a very Northern European feel about it. Metalwork of this kind historically is associated with Germany or the Netherlands of the second half of the 17th century. This fine dagger may have possibly been made in the Spanish Netherlands or else made in Germany for export to Spain. Very well priced for such an exceptional dagger. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 278) RARE OFFICER GRADE GERMAN PAPPENHEIMER CIRCA 1620: With radiating iron hilt over the shell shaped guards. Double-edged blade with fullers. Length: 114cm. If you collect early 17th century swords this is a must add to your collection, as nice as a Pappenheimer can be. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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7) A NORTH GERMAN CLOSE HELMET, CIRCA 1560 BRUNSWICK FORMERLY IN THE HANOVERIAN ROYAL ARMORY COLLECTIONS: With rounded one-piece skull rising to a roped medial comb and fitted at the nape with a plume-holder (the skull with an early patched repair and one small hole), visor, upper bevor and bevor attached by common pivots (replaced), each secured at the right side by a spring-catch with leather restored lifting-peg, the visor with stepped centrally-divided vision-slit and pierced with six rectangular and four circular ventilation holes and a pair of holes for the attachment of a brow reinforce, the prow-shaped upper bevor pierced with circular arrangements of ventilation holes, two gorget-plates front and rear 40.6cm; 16in high. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 272) RARE PARTISAN FROM THE REIGN OF THE SAXON ELECTOR JOHANN GEORG IV (1668-1694). Both sides deeply etched and gilded with the initials Johann Georg IV and the arms of the diamond crown and the sword of the empire ore Marshal (often called Kurschwerter). The original shaft, as with almost all polears of this period is no longer available but one could be added on. Overall length 26 inches. A museum quality piece that would dignify any collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 273) EXCEPTIONALLY ELEGANT ETCHED AND GILDED ITALIAN PARTISAN CIRCA 1580-1600!! Both the blade and the grommet deeply etched and gilded. Haft original but shortened during its working life with it's original velvet covering. Total length 150cm. Some gilding lost, but in general in very good condition. An excellent and exceptionally elegant addition to any collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 274) LARGE AND ROBUST PEWTER FLASK DATED 1677: Probably Dutch or English belonging in it's day to a man of wealth and power. It has the initials H.G.S F.W W.P and 3 to 4 makers marks. The engraved mounted image is possibly William Of Orange capturing a town during the Protestant/Catholic Wars. Large… elegant… and makes a statement. Size 22 x16 x 5cm. Priced to sell at $799*

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120) Exceptionally Rare Austrian/German Archer's Shoulder Pavise, Circa 1480!!! Museum quality. Original unrestored image of St. George slaying the dragon, 25in. Comes from the collection of William Simmons, Ex-Secretary of the Treasury. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 250) RARE GOTHIC CHEST MADE OF OAK CIRCA 1500 WITH A SECRET LOCKING MECHANISM!!! A museum quality piece for the most discriminating collector. The previose owner stored a collection of medieval swords in it. The front is carved with rich tracery and divided into two rectangular boxes, which are connected below the castle with bladder ornaments. The field close to each six arches, two richly decorated tracery windows. These each have a center, a small four-leaf flower, which is enclosed by a small quatrefoil. The oak boards are four to five centimeters thick. Significantly, the traces of the tools used at that time can be seen. Height: 61cm; Depth: 55cm; Width: 167cm; no insect infestation. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 269) Amazing Circa 1700-1800 Large French Bronze Door Bell For A Castle Or Major Villa. From a private museum in France. Elegant old patterns of cherubim and angels. This is not a copy. The attached picture showing a hanging operational bell is a similar example I have personally owned for 30 years. Priced to sell at $1,495.* 270) German Crossbow Cranikin Circa 1580-1600: From a renowned collection in Europe. 100% homogenous, the same as the day it was made. If you own a crossbow in your collection, or are considering getting one, you should have a cranikin. Museum collection control label. L. 34cm. Beautiful light patina. For identical examples see Waffensamlung Museum Bern, IV. Ranged, page 38, no. 2013. 221. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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262) Exceptionally Rare and Large Italian Combination Lock Circa 1600! The lock opens with a combination of 4 shooting positions with the appropriate key only. The only other time I have seen a lock like this was in a museum. Length: 19.29in. Weight: 10.1LBS. Priced at $1,295!* 263) 10 Large Caltrops (crows feet) Caltrops. Used as an ancient antipersonnel device weapon. Very simply put, if you step on one you will have a spike imbedded in the bottom of your foot. They are designed so that 2 sharp iron/steel spikes are always pointing upward from a stable base (for example, a tetrahedron). Caltrops were part of defenses that served to slow the advance of horses, war elephants, and human troops. Iron caltrops were used as early as 331 BC by Darius III against Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela in Persia. On offer from a recent excavation are 10 Caltrops in very good condition. One is restored, the other 9 unrestored. Restoring them is very simple. Insert 2 weeks in apple cider vinegar, the acid will clean them. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 264) Very Large Austrian Padlock Circa 1600 Museum Quality. Fully functional as the day it was made. Almost 11 X 8.5 inches, 4 LBS 8 OZ. Priced To Sell at $1,295. Free shipping in the US. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 265) Exceptional German War Chest Circa 1600 (Kriegskasse / Armada Chest) with matching key. Very good condition and very difficult to find in this size: 21cm wide, 17cm deep, 19cm high. Locking system works perfectly. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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256) Exceptionally Elegant Gilded Candelabra From The Palace Of Hannover Circa 1650-1700. Large 3 prong iron candelabra in very good condition with exceptional provenance. A very interesting piece that would look good in any office or Medieval, Renaissance collection. Priced at $295 to sell quickly*

257) Exceptionally Rare And Early Morningstar 12 Spike Mace Head Circa Mid- to late 14th century! Mace head was originally (in excess of) 12cm in diameter. Undoubtedly - once hafted, this would have become a formidable weapon in any hands - on or off the battlefield! Size: 6cm (height) by 10cm (diameter) with a 2.5cm (central aperture). Weight: 300g Provenance: Excavated North Germany - 1980s. Priced To Sell at $950!* 261) Very Large Veneitain Mint Condition Bronze Church Bell 1600s. Height: 35cm. Diameter: ca. 30.5cm. Weight: 10 Kilos. Priced at $1,295!* 83) German Poll Ax circa 1480 with original haft. Beyond rare, a museum quality piece with exceptional brass decoration. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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253) Exceptional Broadsword (Tessak) Second Half of the 16th Century - North German or Scandinavian. This is a rather robust and exceptional example for a person of stature or a high ranking military officer and in very good condition. In 1604, Christian IV started buying military swords from armies throughout Europe to be sold to the farmers in his country who had been there since 1589 as an added support to his army. The Tessak sword most often had a curved blade with a shallow, wide fuller all the way down the blade. The Tessak arrived in Norway around the year 1600. Most swords were used and had age to them. Every year the farmer had to bring his weapons to the Våpenting (weapons meet) in order to prove that he still had his mandatory weapon. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 254) Strong Box Circa 1550 Rare Domed Trunk. Size: 13cm x 13.5cm x 8cm. The smallest sizes are the rarest. Priced to sell at $1,995!* 81) The Exceptionally Elegant Etched Swords from the Ducal Guard are all numbered and may be divided into two series, one dated 1573 and the other 1574. The blades are generally inscribed with the date, an arsenal number and the crowned Ducal monogram IH. There are minor variations within each series and it would appear from the numbered swords extant that there were a total of around 600 swords in this group - with numbers in each series being recorded in the 290's. In 1573 a sword was delivered to Wolfenbüttel by the armourer Wolf Gabriel and it has been suggested that this sword on offer was a prototype for the group since it is not numbered, thus making it possibly the most valuable sword of its group. Given the large number of differing bladesmith's marks and the variation in minor details it is likely that the order for both the 1573 and 1574 swords was contracted to a number of swordsmith's. Length of blade 51 3/4 inches Length of sword 74 inches. Provenance: The Brunswick Ducal Zeughaus, Wolfenbüttel. A Museum Treasure That Is Very Well Priced For Most Collectors. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 255) Absolute Best Post Renaissance Morningstar Flail from Spain. Referred to in Spain as a "Mangual or "Lucero del Alba". In original condition from an ancestral collection in Spain. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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249) Very Large and Beautiful Bronze Medieval Seal depicting a castle surrounded by lilies. The style of the lettering is Lomdardic (Germanic-speaking people who settled in Italy in the 6th century) which was popular from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The inscription is in Latin, however very difficult to decipher. Diameter: 58mm. Priced to sell at $495* 218) Knights Templar Button, was decorated with ANCIENT GLASS PASTE probably an aqua blue color. Found in Israel. If you have ever wanted an actual item from a Knights Templar here it is. Priced to Sell at $495!* 251) Very Large German Iron Padlock Circa 1550-1600 with original Clover Shaped Key. At the center of the lock the gate for the key, condition very good, height 20cm. Priced for a quick sale at $1,995!!* 252) A Rare Small Strong Box Circa 1450 in exceptional condition as you would expect of an item owned by a person of wealth indoors. Of rectangular form, bound in studded iron straps with trefoil ended hinges and hasp to the front. The smaller strong boxes are harder to find than the bigger ones, 4in. x 6¾ in. x 4 in. Priced to Sell at $1,495!!*

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182) A Fine Collection of 4 Swiss, German and Italian Daggers from 1420 to 1630. Owner says sell. Priced exceptionally reasonable to sell as a group or individually. Call or email for complete details. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 125) Exceptional Breastplate with Lower Lames Circa 1505 from the Order of the Knights of Saint John during the Great Seige of Rhodes in 1522 and ivariably taken as War Booty. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 185) A Fine and Rare South German Infantry Breastplate with Etched Decoration, Circa 1560 by Wolfgang Großschedel of Landshut with heavy medially-ridged main plate projecting forward over the belly, flanged outwards at its lower edge to receive a fauld and fitted at each arm-opening (the left damaged) with moveable gussets decorated with roped inward turns matching those at the neck-opening and surmounted by double-ended buckles to receive shoulder straps, and finely etched in bands and borders on a stippled and blackened ground with scrolling foliage and flowerheads, involving at the neck a pair of reclining nudes, and in the central band with trophies of arms (some light patination overall)
35.6cm; 17in Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*
248) Exceptional German Sallet Victorian Reproduction No One Will Know Its Not From 1450! It's that well made. Let's face it, you have to be rich to afford a real sallet. Even then you have to wait because there are only a few available every century. Here is your chance to own the next best thing at a fraction of the cost. Priced to Sell at $1,495!*

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244) Very Large & Exceptional Anglo-Saxon Metal Cross Pendant Circa 700-800AD. Superb condition. Dimensions: 46.2-41.3mm Weight: 2.8g. Priced to sell $595* 247) Rare Large Knights Templar Bronze Brooch Circa 1100!!!! Very good condition. Own a piece of Templar history. Priced to sell $995* 245) A Rare Pair of Etched Horse Stirrups (rider would put his foot in) Circa 1680 - 1800 from Granada Spain. They have a Star of David. Granada was a religious melting pot of intellectuals even at this time after the inquisition. A very rare and interesting item . Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 246) A Rare War Chest Circa 1650 From Malaga Spain. It was proclaimed a product of Spain without export in 1820. I got a license to export it. A rare item since most War / Armada Chests were made in German during this period. Dimensions: 35x30x48cm. Priced to Sell at $1,495!*

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271) EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE EARLY SPANISH GOTHIC FIGURAL MORTAR CIRCA 1500-1520!!! Spanish Export license from the government of Spain list it as 14th-15th century but more likely as early as 16th century. Carved of stone, the exterior with two mermaids that show forked tails, above their heads a funnel carved to pour liquid from the plain and circular interior. A unique and interesting piece for any antiquities collection. Priced to Sell at $1,495!* 243) Saxon Wheellock Rifle commissioned by the Ruler of Saxony Circa 1590. The fact that a member of the royal family had it made is affirmed because their crest and initials are engraved in the stag horn butt cap. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 235) Rare Italian Sword Belt Hook Circa 1450-1500!!! An Ornate And Richly Decorated Rare Italian Wrought-Iron Sword Belt Hook Circa 1450-1500: The pictures speak for themselves. Length: 10cm (4 inches) Weight: 91grams. Age probably second half of the 15th century. Priced at $1,295* 242) Exceptional Italian Rondel Dagger Bronze Sheath Circa post 1520; 28cm long, 38mm in diameter. Priced to Sell at $295!*

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236) Exceptional Austrian Flail/Morningstar Circa 1600 from private European museum. Length 102cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 238) Italian Etched Breastplate Attributed To The Knights of Malta Circa 1580-1600!!! Northern Italian (probably Milanese). Breastplate with Diagonal Fret inner border Decoration bearing the Jesuit Insignia.
-Of Fine peascod form with movable gussets (arm-pits)
-Acid deeply etched
-Probably part of a light field Armour
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239) Northern Italian Cabasset (probably Milanese) circa 1580-1600.
Attributed To The Knights of Malta. A Pear - Stalk Cabasset (also called Spanish morion; Italian: Zuccotto) made of one piece of metal. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*
240) Large Bronze Kettle Circa 1650 with seal. Diameter: 27cm, Height: 25cm plus Handle. Exceptional condition. Priced to Sell at $495!*

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231) Italian or French Miniature Jewel Casket Circa 1600-50!!! Of gilt copper, the sides and the arched cover chased and pierced with acanthus leaves, applied at the top with a hinged handle, the inside lined in red fabric. It is in excellent condition, some small marks of use, and note that the lock is missing.Height: 7.4cm Length: 12.5cm Width: 5.2cm Priced to Sell At $1,295* 232) English Sundial Dated 1642, superb condition, amazing conversation piece.The brass sundial is engraved and shows the initials E.C. or E.G. and the date 1642. Superb age patina. The sundial measures: 13.4cm x 13.6cm. Height of the gnomon: 8.9cm. This is a very good example of a 17th century English sundial and very rare to find in this size. Just $995* 233) War/Armada Chest Circa 1680 Exceptional Condition With Trick Locking /Opening Mechanism. Original patina. The iron plates are riveted, very solid and robust. To open the chest, you have to secretly move one of the rivets in a certain direction, until the door opens to the keyhole (only reveiled to the buyer!). Under the cover 6 massive iron bars that seal the lid that work absolutely perfectly. Under the lid is a brass plate with the inscription: "No. 39 / J. Engewald / Legnica". Legnica is a district in the former Prussia / Silesia (see Wikipedia). Dimensions: width 52cm x depth 32cm x height 32cm. Weighs a whopping 48LBS! Priced at $1,995 For A Quick Sale* 234) Very Elegant Italian Dagger Circa 1500-50 with original wood grip. Decorated pommel and guard. Superb condition. Priced to Sell at $1,595!!*

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226) Exceptionally Rare German Child's Left Hand Dagger Circa 1570!!! A Left Hand Dagger (Main Gauche) of the 16th and 17th centuries, held in the left hand in dueling and used to parry the sword of an opponent. What makes this German example of 1570 so unique and rare is that it was made for a child of approximately 10-14 years of age. Published and from a private European Museum. Length 34.5cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 227) Exceptional Italian Pisan Close Helmet Circa 1580!!! Museum quality 100% homogenous including lames. You won't find a better one at this price. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 228) A Beautiful South German Sword Circa 1500 from a private European Museum. Published, Overall length 112.3cm. A very early and rare sword. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

289) MACE HEAD 12TH-13TH CENTURY WITH RETAINING PIN: Central European mace head with original retaining pin. Exceptional condition with very nice deep dark patina.Was found in Eastern Europe, size approx 4 x 3cm.Weight of mace: 133g. A great colletion piece especially for a collector on a budget. Priced to Sell at $295*

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223) A Homogenous 100% period MORION IN THE SPANISH FASHION, CIRCA 1590-1610 from the armory of European nobility. Made of one-piece crown of round almond shape and moderately broad flat integral brim projecting to an obtuse point front and rear, its edges formed with plain inward turns and the base of the crown encircled by eleven lining-rivets (replaced), of which two at each side also serve to suspend a narrow slightly tapering cheek-pieces, and the whole retaining its original black-from-the-hammer finish (showing slight patination and wear at points). Priced to Sell at $1,995* 220) Very Large Double-Edged Blade with long fighting ricasso with two down turned side-lugs, iron guard comprising slightly down turned quillons with scrolled tips, and a large side-ring on each side. Working life leather grip, and fluted pommel. In very good condition and ready to be the center piece of any collection. Length of blade 47 ½ in. (121cm). Overall length 67 inches. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

224) A Very Large German Fighting 2 Hand Sword Circa 1580 with:
-Original black hammer finish.
-Original leather grip.
-Original leather ricaso.
This sword is 100% original from the day it was made, to call it a gem would be an understatement. Length 69 inch. The center piece of any collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

225) Exceptional Silver and Gilt Italian Goblet Circa 1620!!! A masterful work of art with detailed relief of cherubs and other rich symbols. Multiple makers marks, 28cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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216) 16th Century Alms Box From A 12th Century Church With Strong Templar Ties!!! Large built of steel with a long spike that is embedded in the wall of the church to prevent the theft of the entire box. Has a coin shield to prevent coins from being pulled out from the coin drop with a wire or string. Good condition but the bottom has suffered from years of use and coins bouncing off the bottom. Priced to Sell at $995* 205) An Exceptionally Rare Matching Pair Of Gothic Gauntlets Circa 1490 probably Innsbruck or Austria: A near identical pair in the Wallace collection inv No. A254 and a near identical single gauntlet in the Cleveland Museum Of Art No. 1916.2081. Second best pair I've had for sale in 30 years. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 148) Absolute Best German 2 Hand Flamberge Sword Circa 1590!!! Museum Quality and Condition... 100% original/homogeniose... This is a fighting sword, not a parade sword. Should be in a museum. Length 150cm (60in.) Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

209) Gothic German Hand Cannon Circa 1450 The wrought-iron guns in this era were made by forming a tube of gutter-shaped iron staves reinforced by a series of hoops and bands heated and shrunk on over it. This example has a total length of 260mm a bore 31mm. It was found in Southern Germany. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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197) Amazing Etched Pisan (North Italian) Half Suit… 100% Homogenous… Circa 1580-1600… In Mint Condition… Museum Quality!!! Almost certainly Milanese! Probably attributed to the workshop of Pmpeo della Chiesa. What makes it so special is that its in mint condition and 100% homogenous (all the parts were made for the same suit/person). This museum quality gem is being offered by one of my clients and is very well priced to sell today. They do not come up this nice very often. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 204) German Armada Chest Circa 1620-1680. Rare size 72x33x36 cm, conserved with a retouched floral pattern. Original key. I got it at a very good price so I have priced it to sell quickly. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

211) Exceptional Officers Grade German War Burgonet Circa 1580, directly from the Wurttemberg Armory in South Western Germany. It has the Wurttemberg City Armory mark on the visor which is only reserved for exceptional grade armor. This example was used quite a bit in its working/fighting life with slight personalized modifications. It's ear checks were replaced during its fighting life perhaps by a field armorer. They were probably changed very early in it's life. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

212) Exceptionally Rare Italian Great Basinet Skull Circa 1350!!! There has not been a Great Basinet sold in the field of Arms and Armor in over a 100 years. There are only a hand full of museums world wide that have an intact example. To say a Great Basinet is the holy grail of Arms and Armor collecting would be an understatement. This exceptionally well preserved example was found in a river next to a castle in western Europe. The find location is available to the new owner. A near identical example can be found in the Royal Collection at the Tower Of London. See Vol 7 No. 1 2010. If you have ever dreamed of owning a Great Basinet this is the closest you will ever come. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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109) From the armory of the Earl Of Pembroke. Homogenous closed helmet circa 1550 with original black finish! Sold  at Wilton House in the Sotheby’s sale of 1923. It was bought by a Dutch Museum who recently sold it. Now you can be the 3rd owner in over 450 years. . Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 208) Circa 1650 German Wooden Cross With Decorative Stained Patterning, applied with white metal stamped symbols of the four evangelists within quatrefoil forms and a figure of Christ. The form is certainly German with the accompanying evangelists on the four points of the cross, together with the text. The large size would indicate that this was hung on a wall of a house, institution or some such building. Height 53cm Depth 28cm Length 4cm. Priced To Sell Today at $295* 206) Rare Italian Archers Sallet Circa 1450!! Has a few working life repairs which means it was used in battle. Its condition is similar to a large hoard of armor found in the Castle of Chalcis at Euboea (Negroponte) in 1840 during some remodeling to the military hospital. The armor seems to be mostly fourteenth century to mid-15th century Many of the pieces found are displayed in the Ethnological Museum at Athens and most of the "Chalcis Hoard" was eventually acquired by the New York Metropolitan Museum of art.

The Castle of Chalcis was captured by the Turks from the Venetians in 1470, and it is the period from the middle of the 14th century to this date which exactly covers the style of helmets and armor of which the collection is composed. The sole exception to this is a Morion, which is stated to have been part of the find. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

210) An Exceptional German Hand Cannon Circa 1400!!! Its workmanship and condition are superb. It has a beautiful octagonal barrel that tapers at both ends. In addition to a makers mark next to the touch point it has a museum control number at the breach. The length is 13.5cm X 4.5cm which is most appropriate for the period. It's a beautiful piece of European Medieval history that will make a splendid addition to any collection. A strong buy recommendation for a rare item. Priced To Sell at $1,495*

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199) Elegant Very High Comb North German Embossed Morion Circa 1600, From The Armory Of A European Prince. Be the second permanent owner in 415 years. High roped medial comb with swept brim, lining rivets, missing rossets, embossed with a hexafoil within a circle bordered by stylized acanthus foliage. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 200) Exceptional German War Burgonet Circa 1600 directly from the Wurttemberg Armory in South Western Germany. In 100% original mint condition with the exception of a slight touch up on the black finish perhaps 100 years ago. With that exception it is as identical to the day it was made. Officers grade armor in this condition with a perfect provenance is very difficult to find. It has the Wurttemberg City Armory mark on the visor which is only reserved for exceptional grade armor.Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 201) Oak Gothic Frieze Circa 1510 Depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph along with the Holy Spirit fleeing King Herod to safety in Egypt; Large 47x9x6 inches in exceptional museum quality condition. Very elegant and a conversation piece for any office, living room or den. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 207) German War Mace Circa 1550-1580, with beautiful deep brown patina. Large striking head with six curved flanges.The points fitted with copper-solder reinforcements of quadrangular section. Hollow forged, lightly tapered shaft with holes for a lanyard. Helically grooved grip with incised decoration. Hemispherical, grooved pommel - copper soldering visible. Length: 62.5 cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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184) Museum Quality Very Large German Twin Door Knockers Chest Circa 1650 from a Rhine church A+ !!! Hand Forged Work Of A Renaissance Master Metal Smith.Museum Piece For Any Antique, Armor, Sword Collector who only wants the best. Hand Forged Not Cast. With a slight modification at the connecting arm so they can be installed on a contemporary door. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 188) A Very Elegant Officers Grade German Cuirassier Helmet Circa 1620. It has little conservation and condition is excellent for a 400 year old helmet. It has retained some of the original leather. Would look very nice in any collection.Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 194) Rare Flemish Burgonet Circa 1580. From the region currently known as Belgium. In very good condition with a makers mark and an armory control number on the left ear flap. The left ear also has some slight working life battle damage. It would make a great addition to any collection. Priced to sell today at $3,400. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 196) Exceptional Etched North Italian (Brescia) Morion Circa 1580!!! Heavy Officers Grade,one piece construction. Conserved to museum standards. 32CM. Priced to sell for about half of what an etched Brescian morion normally sells for. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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190) An exceptionally well made German Circa 1600 Jousting Suit (Victorian reproduction). If this suit were period it would be over $600,000. It had been sold in the past as a period suit. It is probably the work of Winkelmeyer of Vienna. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 191) An Exceptionally Elegant German Morion circa 1600 with an impeccable provenance. Bought directly from The Armory of the Princely House of Hohenlohe-Langenburg Castle. Be the second permanent owner in over 400 years! Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 193) Rare Decorated Italian Roncone/Bill Polearm Circa 1550!!! Museum quality with inscription on blade; 8 ft 6 inches long; exceptional condition as shown; missing lug. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 195) Rare Elegant Polish Mace Circa 1600. Heavy fluted head with vanguards at the top and bottom of head. Round finial. Octagonal socket that still has some original wood inside. The mace is in good condition with a strong brown patina with light pitting length 5-1/2 inches. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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164) Solothurn Armory Half Suit of Armor - virtually all parts are marked with Solothurn arsenal marks. Solothurn Armory is the second largest armory for 16/17th century arms and armor in Europe, it is located in Switzerland. This is a gem of a suit. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

179) German Lobstertail Helmet Circa 1600-1620 from the Higgins Armory Museum: Acquired by the Higgins from a sale of armor at the Anderson Galleries in New York on March 2 1927 of the Archduke Eugen Austrian armory. The lobster-tailed  helmet being derived from the Ottoman Turkish 'chichak' (Turkish - çiçak) helmet, which developed in the late 16th century. The helmet has the Higgins Inventory numbe 152, making it one of the first pieces acquired by Higgins for his museum. Size: H. 10.0x W. 11.0x D. 18.0" Weight: 4.2lbs Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

186) A Very Fine German Military Rapier, Circa 1600; Blade length: 104cm; sword length: 125cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 187) Officers Quality German Burgonet Circa 1580. Elegant… Superb… Great Condition! Much nicer and lower price than the ones you see at auction. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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177) This Lucerne Hammer is an exceptional museum quality piece. It was used by the Military and Policing agency's in Switzerland , especially in the Lucerne area during 1560- 1620. It must have belonged to an officer, it's the best we have ever had. additionally the haft is working life. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 178) A Super Rare Large German Armada Cabinet Circa 1600 (17 X 12 X 10.5 inches). It is unrestored in original condition with original key. This is the only one I have seen on the market in 30 years. It is very reasonably priced for a quick sale. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 183) An Extremely Elegant German Bishops Mantel Circa 1580 with the absolutely smallest riveted rings I have ever seen. There must be close to 100,000 rings all made and rivet by hand. A grain of rice can barley fit inside the ring, truly the work of a master armorer. It has about 1/3 of the original brass rings at the top of the neck and edges. Bishops mantels were used in conjunction with helmets to protect the back of the neck. You won't find a better one at it's sell today price. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 181) Museum Quality German Armada Chest, 17th Century. With base and handles, the front painted with a gentleman and a lady. On conical base with openwork of flower branches. H. 14.1 x W. 17.7 x D. 10.3 cm (inc. base).100% period with no restorations for the discriminating collector who only wants the best. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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172) An Exceptional Rare Left Hand Dagger With Original Sheath Circa 1600. From The Saxon Electoral Armory In Dresden! Almost certainly one of the daggers of this type included in the sale of pieces from the armory held by Rudolph Lepke of Berlin 8 October 1919. Length 15 inches. Condition: Exceptional as shown -100% homogenous with no restorations. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 174) Exceptionally Elegant Etched Italian Halberd Circa 1590 with original working life haft. Priced at $2,950 (plus shipping). Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 175) Rare Maximilian Suit Of Armor Primarily Circa 1520 Cap I Pie. Probably the most sought after item for any collector of Arms and Armor is a complete Maximilian suit of Armor. Priced for quick sale. Please inquire for complete details. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 176) Exceptional Medieval Two Hand Fighting Sword Type 13(A). Very large almost 48 inches and in exceptional state of conservation. Type 13(A) swords (Oakeshott classification system ) are very beefy 2 hand swords used as a last resort weapon by the Knight. This is a museum quality sword.  Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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169) Rare, Magnificent Couse (Kuse), Dated 1563, fully etched on both sides (no rubbed images!); shows the year '1563', an emperor crown on one side with the imperial eagle and, on the other side a king's crown with family crest assumingly the kingdoms of Croatia, Hungary and Bohemia; maker's mark. Likely belongs to (the circles of) Ferdinand I. Holy Roman Emperor (1558-1564), King of Bohemia, Croatia, and Archduke of Austria. Blade length: 68 cm; overall length: 248 cm. Provenance: Ex collection of Konsul Hans Leiden, one of the great antique arms and armor collectors of the early 20th century; last on the market in 1934. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 170) A German Pappenheimer Military Rapier, Circa 1620, with slender blade of flattened-diamond section struck with bladesmith's mark, a reversed S, on both sides of the ricasso, iron hilt symmetrical inside and out, constructed of faceted bars, with a pair of acutely recurved quillons with swelling tips, knuckle-guard joined at its middle by a pair of diagonal branches joined centrally in turn to an upwardly canted pair of upper loop-guards, matching lower loop-guards each filled with a sprung-in plate pierced with patterns of circular holes, joined to the upper loops by a pair of C-shaped short bars, the four loops joined at their base to a pair of arms flanking the écussons, gadrooned pommel, and the grip bound with patterned iron and brass wire with "Turk's heads", perhaps the original, 105.5cm blade,123cm overall. See A.V.B. Norman,  The Rapier and Small  - Sword 1460 - 1820, London 1980, hilt 66, pp.138-9. The hilt is a so-called Pappenheimer type, classified by Norman as type 67. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

171) Stunning German, Two-Handed Sword, Ca 1580 by Christoph Stantler of Munich; with a 100cm plain broad double-edged blade; the forte flattened with leather covered edges for additional grip and incorporating a pair of base lugs, the ricasso stamped with a bladesmith's mark on each side (Christoph Stantler of Munich - double cross with crescent within a shield), steel hilt comprising a pair of down-turned flattened quillons with spatulate terminals formed with a pair of tightly scrolling finials, a further pair beneath, inner and outer ring-guards each interrupted by a pair of tightly scrolled fleur-de-lys, gadrooned bun-shaped pommel, and leather-covered wooden grip, 168cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

165) Exceptional Italian Etched-To-Death Officer's Italian Morion Circa 1600. Best one seen in 20 years. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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180) Polish/Hungarian Hammer Circa 1600, Museum Quality 29.25 inches length 9.5 inches head. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 163) Flemish Burgonet of about 1600 and came from the armoury of the Earls of Pembroke at Wilton House, Wiltshire. It originally had cheek-pieces of death's-mask form. However, these were cut back around 1620-30 to open up the face and fit a nasal-bar in its place. It is typologically and historically a very elegant and  interesting piece for any collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 166) German Closed Helmet With Gorget Circa 1600. A good center piece for any collection. Has a very nice working life repair on the left pivot, appears to have been hit by a mace. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 167) German Officers Grade Lobstertail /Zischagge Circa 1620-1630 with original finish and original lining. Exceptional helmet with beautifully decorated tail. One piece hemispherical skull with period associated cheek pieces and restored nasal. The best and most original Zischagge on the market in many years. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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159) Pieta German/Austrian Carved Limewood Circa 1520. "Pieta" Jesus' lifeless body is held by Virgin Mary, emanating serenity and acceptance of the dead Christ and with faith in the Redeemer. Size: 1ft L 8in W x 2ft H Weight: 24.4lb Condition: Minor wear on wood, crack on Virgin Mary's right shoulder, back has a large crack, wear and worm holes especially at the base. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 285) MASTER COLLECTION OF 177 OLD 17th-18th CENTURY KEYS: many sizes and dimensions. Average height 10 centimeters, weight of total lot about 8 LBS. Priced $399*

286) MASTER COLLECTION OF 150 OLD 17th-18th CENTURY KEYS: Many sizes and dimensions. Average height 8 centimeters, weight of total lot about 5 LBS. Priced $299.*

109) Homogenous Closed Helmet Circa 1550 with original black finish! From the armory of the Earl Of Pembroke. Sold at Wilton House in the Sotheby’s sale of 1923. It was bought by a Dutch Museum who recently sold it. Now you can be the 3rd owner in over 450 years. . Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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150) Exceptional English Pikemans Suit Circa 1630 with buff undercoat. If you want a good one with makers marks and in exceptional condition this is it. (sword and bill not included) Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 145) Evolutionary Pappenheimer Circa 1600 for the calvary. 100% homogenous with no repairs, has 3 marks on the blade.  Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 146) Maximilian Italian Infantry Breastplate Circa 1520 from the Great Siege of Rhodes. Provenance Ex Metropolitan Museum Of Art. Restoration to the back, missing gusset. 34CM. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 147) Early Venetian Schivona Circa 1640 used by the Dalmatian Mercenary Troops. Beautiful basket hilt with Cats Head Pommel. Excellent blade with wide fuller, original grip. Ex Sotheby's item. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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139) A Rare Left Hand Dagger Circa 1580 probably from The Saxon Electoral Armory In Dresden! Almost certainly one of the daggers of this type included in the sale of pieces from the armory held by Rudolph Lepke of Berlin 8 October 1919. Length 15 inches. Condition: Exceptional as shown -100% homogenous with no restorations. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 152) Exceptional Etched To Death B&W Cuirass Circa 1560!!! Museum Quality... Owner says sell today! Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 143) A Museum Quality German Armada Chest with original key and decorative elements circa 1650. Size 16"h x 25.25"w x 13"d. Priced To Sell at under $3,600!* 92) Marble Madonna Staute Circa 1450. A superb example of Gothic Catholic iconography. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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76) A HOMOGENOUS GERMAN CUIRASSIER'S ARMOR CIRCA 1590: Former European museum collection.One of the finest post war cuirassier's armors ever to reach the market. The center piece of any collection. Originally slated for acquisition by one of the finest Arms and Armour museums in the world. Seldom does an armor of this quality reach the market. In the Andrew Garcia collection for over 10 years. 100% homogenous with the exception of the fingers/gauntlets. If you want the absolute best here it is. Provenance Rendsburg Armory (before 1864) - Tøjhuset Museum (1864-1980/90). Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 103) Close German Helmet Circa 1570... Museum Quality ...100% Original Mint Condition... From The Armory Of The Princes of Hanover and Dukes of Brunswick Royal Collection Marionberg Germany... Museum Piece For Any Antique Armor, Sword Collector who only wants the best!!! Exceptionally rare opportunity To own a piece of European history for a fraction of what the European auction houses charge!!! Museum Curators Description: A skull formed in two pieces joined by a turn along the crest of a high medial comb and fitted at the nape with a small tubular plume-holder, visor, upper bevor and bevor attached by common pivots, each secured at the right side by a spring-catch the visor pierced beneath its centrally divided vision-slit with fourteen rhomboid ventilation-holes, the upper bevor pierced with sixteen vertical ventilation-slots, and two gorget-plates front and rear, the lowest in each case decorated with a recessed border, and fitted throughout with domed lining rivets 43cm; 17in high Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

104) A NORTH GERMAN CLOSE HELMET FOR FIELD USE, CIRCA 1570 Property Formerly in the Hanoverian Royal Collections: One-piece skull rising to a high-roped comb and fitted at the nape with a later small tubular plume-holder, visor and bevor attached by common pivots (replaced, the visor with an early repair at the rear), each secured at the right side by a spring-catch, the visor pierced beneath its stepped, roped and centrally divided vision-slit with a series of circular breathes, and two associated gorget-plates front and rear, the lowest in each case decorated with a file-roped turn (areas of pitting and light rust) 40.7cm; 16in high Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

135) Exceptionally Rare Italian Sallet/ Barbute Circa 1450 From The Great Siege of Rhodes, Knights Of The Order Of Saint John!!! Appears on page 8 in the book Medieval Armor From Rhodes by curators Walter Karcheski ( Higgins Armory) and Thom Richardson (Royal Collections). The Siege of Rhodes of 1522 was the second attempt by the Ottoman Empire to expel the Knights Of The Order Of St John from their island stronghold and thereby secure Ottoman control of the Eastern Mediterranean. This Is A Very Rare Piece Of European History at a fraction of what the auction houses charge. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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13) A HOMOGENOUS SOUTH GERMAN FLUTED HELMET FOR FIELD USE IN THE SO-CALLED MAXIMILIAN FASHION CIRCA 1510-20 from the Order of the Knights of Saint John during the Seige of Rhodes and invariably taken as war booty to St. Irenes in Istanbul. Comprising close helmet formed of a broad rounded one-piece skull with bellows visor and bevor attached by a pair of low-domed common pivots the visor prominently stepped beneath its centrally-divided vision-slit pierced in three rows with ten horizontal ventilation-slots and fitted at its right side with a lifting-peg the bevor flanged outwards at its lower edge to form a short neck-guard (slightly trimmed at its center the flange and left side of the bevor each showing riveted and brazed repairs) and secured to the right side of the skull by a spring-catch (push-button replaced) and one lame of a rear neck-guard collar of four lames front and rear (the top front lame with a later hole at the center the lowest front lame with a large patch at the left side the lowest rear lame with minor chips and cracks at its main edges). Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 72) AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PAIR OF SOUTH GERMAN ETCHED AND GILT GAUNTLETS CIRCA 1560. Landshut from Warwick Castle attributed to Wolfgang Grosschedel. Each formed of a flared and obtusely-pointed cuff with fixed inner plate its upper edge turned inwards and bearing slight traces of file-roping the lower end of its outer plate decorated over the ulna with an almond-shaped boss six upward-overlapping metacarpal-plates shaped knuckle-plate and finger-plate finely etched and gilt in recessed borders and medial bands and on the knuckle- and finger-plates with bands of arabesque interlace and at the upper edges of each metacarpal-plate with narrower bands of rectangular guilloche PROVENANCE Warwick Castle inv. no. A044. Arabesque ornament of the kind recorded here occurs on several south German garnitures of the third quarter of the 16th century mainly connected with the former Imperial armoury in Vienna. Elements of these garnitures are now widely dispersed as a result of the plundering of the armoury by Napoleonic troops in 1805. They can be seen in the Hofjagd-und R stkammer Vienna Inv. Nos A925 A1118 A2259 & B126 the Musée de l Armée Paris Cat. Nos G.62 and 63 the Wallace Collection London Cat. No. A38 the Royal Armouries Museum Leeds Inv. Nos II. 172 & VI. 62 the Museum Narodowe Cracow the Museo Stibbert Florence Cat. No. 147. In some cases the decoration has a blackened ground while in others as here it has a gilt one. The decoration of the gauntlets catalogued here most closely resembles that of the Landshut piece. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

60) Hannover Maximilian Helmet Circa 1520: Property Formerly in the Hanoverian Royal Collections. I originally bought this magnificent helmet at the Princes of Hanover and Dukes of Brunswick auction 6 years ago in Marienberg Germany. I sold it and the current owner who now needs to sell it. If you are looking for a 100% homogenous  Maximilian helmet with an  impeccable provenance ( I was the second owner in almost 500 years) this is it.Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

154) Exceptionally Nice German/Austrian 2 Hand Sword Circa 1590. Mint museum quality condition, original everything including grips. Approximately 68 length and guard 18 inches. You won't find a better one.Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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5) Italian Composite Suit Circa 1570. Sword not included. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

8) Exceptionally Rare Nuremberg Mail Shirt Makers Seal Circa 1500. Found in Bott Germany.This would identify the maker of the mail shirt as having been a member of the Nuremberg guild. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

 

111) Museum Quality Maximilian Armor circa 1515-1520. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 108) Very Nice Black & White German Half Suit Circa 1580. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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258) Polish Karabela Sword Circa 16th Century Early 17th!!! Strong fighting saber, overall length in scabbard: 97cm, blade length: 81cm. Untouched condition, no restorations. Part of grip band missing.Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 80) Exceptionally Nice Scottish Basket Hilt Sword circa 1700. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 17) Italian Gilt Wood Cathedral Tabernacle Door circa 16th Century. Measures 15" H. Own a piece of European history. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 75) Hungarian Spangelhelm 8th-10th Century. Exceptional condition. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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82) Exceptional Door Lock Circa 1600. Very large over 12 inches. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 86) Exceptionally Large 18.2 inch German Wine Jug Circa 1600. Highly decorated in superb condition. Bearded face on neck, representing Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621), who was a bitter opponent to Protestantism. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 87) Museum Quality German Boar Sword circa 1580. You will not find a better one in any private collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 91) A SUPER RARE Metal Cooking Pot / Cauldron. Not only is the size great measures 7.5 in tall and 9.57in , wonderful shaped and color patina is outstanding on this 1550-1659 piece. The seam is made in a sand casting in two pieces. Rings just like a bell. Wonderful 16th Century - early 17th Centura piece. This example is the second one out of my own 17th Century collection. Lots of copper color in this pot which also shows it to be of Dutch origin. Yes, these were used to cook in and boil down meat for lamps. Calling them Flesh Posts. Caudrins. No damage or repairs. Dutch origin. Great piece of metalware from a German collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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126) Exceptionally Well Etched German Visor From A Burgonet Circa 1570-1580 belonging to a high ranking Knight Or Member of Royalty. Attributed To Leonhard Meurl of Innsbruck. Most likely taken as war booty by Napoleons troops from the Imperial armory in Vienna. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

88) Prosetional Byzantine Bronze Crosses 8th-10th century. Large measures 4.75 H. Unlike the ones you see on Ebay this one is the real thing. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 89) Italian Spetum Circa 1570. Very good exceptional condition and form. Museum quality piece. Slight delamination as pictured which is normal. Many similar example are seen through out the finer museums in Europe. Has a 17th century working life haft replacement. Has inventory control tags. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 90) German Lug Spear Circa 1480. Has about 30 inches of it's original haft. Expertly replaced remaining haft. Very rare double mark with Marzoli collection catalog tag.Very good museum condition.A fine early example of a 15th century polearm with a very rare part of it's original haft. If it was good enough for Marzoli it is good enough for anybody else's collection. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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99) German/Austrian Iron Anvil Circa 1600. Iron forging anvil with dark age patina. Broad face, with beautiful Renaissance decorations. Height 26cm, width 32.5cm, weight about 100 LBS. Very decorative anvil with beautiful Renaissance decorations. Ever wonder what swords and armor was forged on? Great addition to any arms and armor collection. Priced To Sell at $2,995* 133) Rare Scottish Gilt Basket Hilt Sword, Ca. 1780 by J J Runkel of Solingen. Length: 39" Original ray skin grip. Museum quality condition. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 96) Exceptionally Elegant 15th Century Spanish (Hispano-Moresque) Mortar, cast in bronze, the exterior octagonal with everted rim and flared base, applied with single handle supporting a ring of wrought iron, with pestle. Height: 11cm Width/Diameter: 18cm. Priced To Sell $1,495* 124) A Rare Inscribed Homogeniose German Two-Hand Sword, Circa 1560-70 with original grip and leather. Fullers capped by a cross mark and stamped with the prayer "O MATER DEI MEMENTO MEI" on both sides at the forte. Struck with the bladesmith's mark (in a shaped recess the letters AB, beneath M, beneath a cross). The same prayer is engraved in an abridged version on the blade of a German dagger dating from circa 1490-1510, preserved in The Wallace Collection, London (A 733). Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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8) Italian One Piece Morion Circa 1580 with original finish. Museum quality one of the nicest we have seen in a long time. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner**

102) Etched Italian Morion Circa 1580-1600. Good condition with working life repair. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 118) Exceptionally Early German Black & White Breast Plate with original Skirt. Circa 1550 in Museum Quality Condition. This is not the typical B&W breast plate you see at most auctions. Priced To Sell at under $4,999!* 138) A Collection of 16 Exceptionally Large Crossbow Bolts in near mint condition bought over several years in Germany. They range in size from 4-9 inches, 14th-16th century. Bolts this size were shot from a castle wall. A 3.25 inch bolt is included for free for a complete collection of 17 crossbow bolts. I have never seen a group of crossbow bolts this large and in this good of condition. In my personal collection for almost 20 years. If your looking for the holy grail of crossbows, this is it! Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*
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113) Rapier Circa 1580 that was found in the river Schelde on the French and Belgium boarder. For a river find it's in great condition. In it's day it was a very expensive sword. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 114) A Swiss Lucerne Hammer Circa 1560. Original wooden haft of octagonal section with as might be expected on a 400 year old haft some repaires, some old worming and light pitting. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 115) A German or Swiss Halberd Mid-16th Century with 3rd generation working life original haft. No collection is complete without one. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 116) German Decorated Armada Iron Strong Box. Circa 1600 with original key. From the Estate of Varue W. Oishei. Museum quality piece. The hinged top and three sides having polychrome flowering-vine painted gilt riveted straps enclosing villages and seascapes, the sides with wrought iron loop handles. Height: 16in (40.6cm); Width: 32in (81.3cm); Depth: 16-3/4 in ( 42.5cm). Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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117) Early 17th Century Carved Wooden Lion, 23" x 10" x 8". Exceptional, Impressive and Makes A Statement. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 119) Exceptionally Rare Italian (Brescian) Dagger with Original Sheath Circa 1600. Mint condition. Only one I have seen like this is 30 years. Priced To Sell $2,400* 129) A Very rare Mail Brayette German, Late 15th Century. Finely formed of close-set riveted iron rings of rounded section, swollen at the centre and extending over the thighs, 55 cm. wide Footnote: Provenance: Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 24 June 1974, lot 146. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 121) Daggers Circa 1400 to 1600. An assortment of over 12 exceptional museum grade Western European daggers circa 1400 thru 1600. Many are not pictured. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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130) Absolutely Finest 2 Hand Castillion Medieval Sword From the Last Battle Of The 100 Years War 1453. The best of the only five (5) known 2 hand swords to exist from the Castillion hoard in the River Dordogne. This one is better than the one at the Royal Armouries, the MET or Musée de l'Armée in Paris. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

127) Venetian Stone Capital 17th Century. Height 7 1/2 inches, diameter 6 inches. Appraised by Alice Duncan Levy the head of European Works Of Art Christies New York. Price $1,500. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

122) Daggers Circa 1400 to 1600. An assortment of over 12 exceptional museum grade Western European daggers circa 1400 thru 1600. Many are not pictured. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 123) Daggers Circa 1400 to 1600. An assortment of over 12 exceptional museum grade Western European daggers circa 1400 thru 1600. Many are not pictured. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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4) Massive German Crossbow in Original Condition Circa 1590. Length 69.9cm, width 82.6cm, weight 7.6kg.The top of the stock veneered in bone and horn, the sides mainly in horn and the bottom decorated in bone. The tiller richly engraved. Provenance: Collection G.H. Bidermann, illustrated and described in the book "Städtle und Stadt - Dornstetten und Freudenstadt", page 332. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 6) Maximillian Composite Armor circa 1520. Provenance Warwick Castle Warwickshire England. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 128) Exceptionally Rare 17th Century German Trick Lock with Fully Functinal Key. To open one must first push to the left the upper triangle on the front (see fig. nr.2). The key door opens.  As soon as one turns the key two times, the lock locks. To open one must operate the  metal reinforcment strip on the back (see fig. No. 5) Material: Iron Size: 15,0cm X 8,5cm X 3,5cm Handle: 2.0 cm Weight: 677g Condition is very good. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 53) English Pikemans Armor. Breastplate, Backplate and Tassets Circa 1620. Add a helmet and buffcoat and you have a complete suit. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*
2) Black & White German 3/4 suit Circa 1570. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 24) Italian Crab claw Sword Circa 1600. Exceptionally nice and with Marked blade.Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

16) Medieval Sword type 12A Circa 1150 - 1250. Exceptional water find in excellent condition. You will not find a better one. Total Length of the sword is 99cm, the Guard is 19cm. It was found in a river near Rottenberg Germany before WWII. The sword had an old very light coat of varnish on it. This was very common with collectors from the 1900 to the 1950s. It is very easy to take off. The previous owner cleaned a section in the back to look for marks on the blade.  Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

84) Gun Proof Shield From The Tower of London Circa 1600. Mint Museum piece that made it's way out of the Tower due to human error. To late it got away and I own it and now you can to. Original black finish, the spike like all of them is an ancient replacement. One of the few items to get away from the Tower. This is a piece of British history. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*
10) A Rapier of the Munich Town Guard Circa 1600, strong sharply tapering blade (little notches) of diamond section, tapering ricasso struck with the makers mark for Wolfgang Ständler. Exceptional example,91cm blade, total length 107cm. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 42) Italian Falchion Circa 1580. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 43) Gothic Hammer Circa 1480. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 95) Exceptional Knights Medieval Sword Circa 1400 A- Condition with tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, straight quillions of rectangular section narrowing toward the tip, and wheel-shaped pommel tapering towards the top. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*
14) Geraman/Swiss Halberd 15th Century.  Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 28) Italian Roncone Circa 1580. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 23) German Crossbow Circa 1600. Bone inlay, original everything, very nice. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner* 33) Exceptionally Rare Pointillé Decoration English Cuirass Circa 1620. Contact Me To Get The Latest Lowest Price Possible From The Owner*

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