VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, C.900-1050 AD
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. Over 3/4” diameter with a rounded front and back, and ridged edge. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored, on Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.