Jewelry: Viking Protective BroochDate: 900 A.D.Size: .75 inch diameterMaterial: Gilt bronze
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.
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