RARE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE, 9th CENTURY
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. This is among the largest at 1 3/4" width of oval form with curled or scrolling ends. The spiral was a favorite Viking form for decoration. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.
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