RARE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 10th CENTURY
Bronze, just under 1 7/8” diameter of slightly domed form. Broadband with line borders. Slotted for the cross pin, no longer with it. Glossy green patina over light 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. Large iconic representative of these protective dress accessories.