RARE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 10th CENTURY
Silvered bronze, just over 1 1/8” diameter. Broad angled band with incised decoration in deep relief, rope twist or weave. Some wear from its time of use. Worn in multiples attached to leather or heavy wool jerkins, this example is easily capable of absorbing a sword blow without failure. A large iconic representative of these protective dress accessories. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored. On modern leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.