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LONDON – Tower of London – King James II Helmet.
Mounted with buff coat III.1306. An harquebusier's armour comprising a pot, breastplate, backplate and long elbow guantlet. The whole is decorated with punched, engraved and formerly gilt bands of trophies. The faceguard is fretted and decorat [...]

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LONDON – Tower of London – Armour for Man and Horse of King Henry VIII
This armour was originally silvered and gilt, traces of the silver remaining. It is engraved and stippled with scents in the lives of St George and St Barbara, the patron saints of England and Aragon, and with roses and pomegranates, the badge [...]

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NICHELINO – The Stupinigi hunting lodge
The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, the Hunting Residence of Stupinigi is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Built as a royal hunting lodge in the early 18th cen [...]

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NICHELINO – The Stupinigi hunting lodge – The Deer
n the outside, the dome is decorated with a sculpture of a deer by Francesco Ladatte. This work, like other paintings, frescoes and statues, was meant to symbolise the original function of the building. The Stupinigi Hunting lodge was a specta [...]

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VENTSPILS – Ventspils
Ventspils is a city in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. It is situated on the Venta River and the Baltic Sea, and has an ice-free port. The city's name literally mea [...]

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RIGA – Robezsardze
On November 18, 1918 the People's Council by proclaiming independence of the Republic of Latvia as well declared temporary newly established state border. For the purposes of its protection on 7 November, 1919 Jānis Balodis, Latvian Army Comma [...]