17th century Samurai armour to make $15,000?
A 17th century suit of Japanese Samurai armour is expected to make $10,000-15,000 at Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland.
By the 17th century, the feudal states of Japan were no longer at war and the Samurai no longer went into battle.
Armour and swords remained an important status symbol.
The auction house comments: "There is some nominal restoration to the armor, largely in lacing and fabric, otherwise in very good condition. Sold with the warrior's original box used to transport the armor."
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