VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.850-1000 AD
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.850-1000 AD

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.850-1000 AD

FNS8010

Regular price $160.00 Sale

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. Just under 1” diameter, unusually, of circular section. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored, on leather cord with gilt chain closure for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.