VIKING PROTECTIVE ARMOR BROOCH NECKLACE, 10th-11th CENTURY AD
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 fine example is just over 3/4” (0.79”) diameter with rounded front and back and with a tapered cross pin. The surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.
•Celtic Roman Viking Medieval Norse Scandinavian ancient ring bracelet necklace.