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VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH PENDANT, 10th-11th CENTURY (8195892052142)
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH PENDANT, 10th-11th CENTURY (8195892052142)
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH PENDANT, 10th-11th CENTURY (8195892052142)
VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH PENDANT, 10th-11th CENTURY (8195892052142)

VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH PENDANT, 10th-11th CENTURY

B7663

Regular price $175.00 Sale

Circular bronze, over 1” (1.10”) diameter. Circular section. Straight cross pin. The surface with textured from burial. Professionally conserved and the silver surface restored. On an 18” modern sterling silver neck chain, jewelry 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. Substantial form and proportions.

 

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