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VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD - Picardi Jewelry
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD - Picardi Jewelry
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD - Picardi Jewelry

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 900-1050 AD

B4822

Regular price $265.00 Sale

Silvered bronze with circular top, just under ¾” diameter (0.73”) with cross pin. The terminals flared to long broad tails with differing geometric incising at the roots, indicating a supernatural significance. 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. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored and suspended from an 18” Sterling silver neck chain. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.