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VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 900-1050 AD - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 900-1050 AD - Picardi Jewelers
ROMAN ARROWHEAD PENDANT NECKLACE, C.100 BC - Picardi Jewelers
ROMAN ARROWHEAD PENDANT NECKLACE, C.100 BC - Picardi Jewelers

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, 900-1050 AD

B9333

Regular price $290.00 Sale

Silvered bronze of delicate proportions with circular top, over 1” (1.02)  diameter with cross pin. The tapered  terminals flared to long broad tails. When fastened to the jerkin, these small metal brooches provided a measure of protection against sword cuts and, in fact, were a form of armor.  In addition to being more decorative, examples of this form provided added protection with the trailing tails. 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 pure silver overlay restored and suspended from an 18” Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.