VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY 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. Just over 1” diameter with low rounded faces and sharp edge, with a tapered cross pin. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.