VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.900-1000 AD
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.900-1000 AD

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.900-1000 AD

FNS8792

Regular price $325.00 Sale

1 5/8” 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. Texture from burial and the silver surface renewed. Mounted with a sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.