VIKING PROTECTIVE ARMOR BROOCH NECKLACE, 10th-11th CENTURY
Alloyed metal, appears to be in rich bronze Just under 1” diameter (0.93”). circular with a nubby pattern surface and dinner raised edge. Indented for the cross pin. The back flat. Surface lightly textured from burial. 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. As found condition. On modern polished leather neck cord with Sterling silver mounts, for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Rare form.