VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH PENDANT C.850-1050
1 1/16” tall. Circular bronze with a rounded face. Excellent preservation. 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. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. Professionally refurbished and silvered. On a modern black leather cord with silvered chain enclosure for everyday wear. Comes gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.