VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 10th-11th CENTURY AD
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 10th-11th CENTURY AD

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 10th-11th CENTURY AD

FNS8805

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Over 1 ¼” diameter, circular of flattened section with rounded faces front and back. 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. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action. Surface textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Large size.