RARE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 10th-11th CENTURY AD
Bronze, just over 1 1/8” diameter of low oval section with a slightly tapered cross pin. Worn in multiples attached to leather or heavy wool jerkins, this example is easily capable of absorbing a sword blow without failure. Large iconic representative of these protective dress accessories. Surface textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the pure silver surface restored Suspended from a Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.