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 - FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD
 - FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD
 - FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD
 - FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD

FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD

B4755

Regular price $350.00 Sale

Gilt bronze with round top, over 7/8” diameter with the cross pin. 2 1/8” height plus the loop. The terminals flared to long broad medially ridged tails. When fastened to the jerkin, these small metal brooches provided a measure of protection against sword cuts and, in fact, were a form of armor.  In addition to being more decorative, examples of this form provided added protection with the trailing tails. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored and suspended from an 18” sterling silver neck chain. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.

 

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