VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 850-1000 AD
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 850-1000 AD

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH 850-1000 AD

FNS4929

Regular price $155.00 Sale

Gilt bronze, 1" diameter. This circular example formed with a ring of raised nubs on the front face. Some surface degradation on one side from burial. 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. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored and suspended from a modern gilt mounted leather neck band.