VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE C.850-1000 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 7/8” diameter of robust form with rounded faces forming a ridge on the outside. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.