VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY
Gilt bronze 7/8” diameter. Cast by the lost wax process. Rounded section capable of resisting a sword cut. Worn in numbers, these formed a type of scale armor doubling as decorative elements as shown on current public television. 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.