VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH PENDANT 10th-11th CENTURY
Good example, is circular bronze, just under 1" diameter of the thick section with rounded faces and ridged outer edge. The surface with remnants of a roped pattern. Would have been secured with a separate straight pin. Professionally conserved and the silver surface restored. On an 18” modern Sterling silver neck chain, gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. 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. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.
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