VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH C.900-1000 AD
1 1/4” width, oval form with the ends curled. Original cross pin. Worn in numbers on the leather war jerkin, at an ounce each, a few pounds could be added providing significant protection against sword blows. See current Public Broadcasting for Vikings wearing protective brooches. Texture from burial and the silver surface renewed. Mounted with a sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.