VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE, 10th-11th CENTURY
Gilt bronze, 7/8” diameter. Domed with a cylindrical center opening. Worn in numbers, these were decorative as well as serving as a measure of protection from sword blows. See multiple images for a brooch with a sword cut. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored and mounted on a modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.