VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE C.900-1050 AD
Circular bronze, just under 1” diameter. Made by the lost wax process and somewhat irregular as a result. Fastened in groups to 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. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored and suspended from a sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.