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VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 850-1050 AD - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 850-1050 AD - Picardi Jewelers
EASTERN EUROPEAN CROSS, 17th-18th CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers
EASTERN EUROPEAN CROSS, 17th-18th CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 850-1050 AD

B9247

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Gilt bronze, worn in numbers on the surface of the jerkin, to provide 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. Petite example of circular section, under 1” (0.98”) diameter with slender cross pin. Each side with an incised line. The surface lightly textured and worn from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on an 18” gilt Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Delicate form.