VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 10th-11th CENTURY

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 10th-11th CENTURY

FNS8903

Regular price $170.00 Sale

Bronze, 1” diameter. Wreath form with intermittent swells, perhaps the clasped hand symbol. Heavily textured from burial. Worn in numbers, these were decorative as well as serving as a measure of protection from sword blows. See multiple images for a similar brooch with sword cut. The edge is worn from working life use. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored. On modern leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.