FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE ARMOR BROOCH NECKLACE, 10th-11th
10th-11th Century AD. Gilt bronze, over 3/4 inch diameter. Rounded front and flat back forming a ridged edge. The cross pin is seated in a notch. Worn from use and textured from burial, obscuring the detail. Worn in numbers, these were decorative as well as serving as a measure of protection from sword blows. See multiple images for a similar brooch with a sword cut shown for reference only. Professionally refurbished with a 24karat gold overlay on a modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.
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