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At Hermann Historica’s (25% buyer’s premium) November 5-23 sales series in Munich a composite Milanese field armour of c.1579-80 sold for €80,000 (£71,000).

Dating from the late 15th century, a Gothic full field armour in the Innsbruck style, complete with visored sallet and an early coat of mail, reached €72,000 (£63,885).

At Czerny’s (20% buyer’s premium) in Sarzana on December 8 an early 17th century Maximillian full armour reached €57,000 (£51,350).