VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.850-1000 AD
Worn in numbers on the surface of the jerkin, these small metal brooches provided a measure of protection against sword cuts and, in fact, were a form of armor. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. Over ¾” diameter. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certification of authenticity.