VIKING PROTECTIVE JEWELRY, C.850-1050 AD
Silvered brooch, worn in numbers on the surface of the jerkin, to provide 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. Slightly oval form, over just under 1” width with rounded face. The edge recessed for the cross pin. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.