VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 850-1050 AD
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 850-1050 AD

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 850-1050 AD

FNS8794

Regular price $250.00 Sale

Over 1 3/8” width, oval form with the ends reeded and curled. Original cross pin. Worn in numbers on the leather war jerkin, at an ounce each, a few pounds could be added providing significant protection against sword blows. See current Public Broadcasting for Vikings wearing protective brooches. This is the largest we have encountered anywhere. Light texture from burial and the gold surface renewed. Mounted with polished leather neck cord with gilt clasp for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.