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"Boldness be my friend!  | Arm me, audacity, from head to foot! "__ Iachimo, Cymbeline, Act I, Scene 6

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Field Armor of Duke Ulrich of Wurttemberg German 1507 CE embossed etched blued and gilded steel (2)

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