From October 27th - 7th November, around 7 300 very rare collectibles including antiques, weapons, arts and crafts, hunting equipment and militaria will be going under the gavel.

208761 Bronze crest helmet, Urnfield period, manufactured in the 12th or 11th century BC. Because of its rarity and very good condition and has characteristics of the Late Bronze Age, the starting bid for this piece is €28 000.

A complete roman marble gravestone with a detailed portrayal of an armed man from the 3rd century is one of the highlights of the sale. The relief contains clues that this was the gravestone of a "venator", a professional huntsman who appeared at animal hunts in the arena.

210157 Roman marble gravestone
Starting bid: €35 000

This gilded, engraved and signed miniature Coffer by Michel Mann was made in the beginning of the 17th century in Nuremberg. On the lid Mary and Joseph are portrayed and the coffer also features portraits of the Apostles on its cladding.

206129 Miniature Coffer
Starting bid: €7 500

This gothic sword of the Battle of Castillon (1453) has a very broad and strong double-edged blade that gets smaller to its point and has a slight midrib. Only about 80 preserved medieval swords are recorded from the battle of Castillon-la-Bataille, this one is said to be the most beautiful.

210754 Gothic sword
Starting bid: €35 000

Made by the hands of a skillful medieval armourer, this late Gothic sallet is a fantastic piece of 15th century history. The piece was most likely made around the year 1490, most likely in Innsbruck. This rare tournament helmet was made especially for jousting, as it is a heavy piece of armoury, which would have allowed the lance point to be deflected therefore diminishing the force of the blow to the head.

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 10.10.27 Late Gothic sallet
Starting bid: €15 000

A larger-than-life bust of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) represents the American lots in the sale. The piece was crafted by Professor Joseph Kapfenberger (1882-1974), who emigrated from Germany in 1939. On the pedestal of the bust is the artist's signature as well as a quote from Lincoln's famous speech from his second inauguration, "with malice toward none, with charity for all".

205458 Bust of Abraham Lincoln
Starting bid: €12 000

This tankard, formed in the shape of a wooden barrel, was a present for the Royal Prussian Oldenburg Infantry Regiment No. 91 to mark their 100th jubilee from their brothers-in-arms, the Imperial Russian Infantry Regiment No. 67 Tarutinsky.

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 10.15.38 Jubilee silver tankard
Starting bid: €28 000

This Breast Star to the Order of the Black Eagle 1842 of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861), the husband of Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1819-1901), is undoubtedly an object of museum quality. On 30th January 1842 Prince Albert was admitted to the order of knights and decorated with the superior Prussian order by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia.

Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 10.18.18 Breast Star to the Order of the Black Eagle of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Starting bid: €10 000

Check out the entire Hermann Historica catalogue here.

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