FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, C.900-1050 AD

$255.00
Gilt bronze of unusual construction 3/4‰۝ diameter. Circular with the outside modeled in deep relief as beading or roping. The inside flat. åÊWhen fastened to the jerkin, these small metal brooches provided a measure of protection against sword cuts and, in fact, were a form of armor. In addition to being more decorative, examples of this form provided added protection with the trailing tails. 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 24karat gold surface restored and mounted to a gilt Sterling silver 18‰۝åÊneck chain for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.
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FINE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH, C.900-1050 AD

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