ANCIENT VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 850-1050 AD JEWELRY
Just under 1 3/4” width, oval form with the ends deeply 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. Light surface texture from burial and the silver surface renewed. Mounted with a modern Sterling silver neck chain, for modern wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.