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Lot 0022
  • Jewelry: Viking Protective Brooch
  • Date: 900 A.D.
  • Size: 1 inch
  • Material: Copper

    The face is decorated with radial floral motif. Made of copper, which is virtually unheard of in other cultures where it was invariably alloyed with tin or zinc to make bronze or brass. The use of unalloyed copper is specific to Vikings who were highly skilled metallurgists. 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. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. Exceptional example modeled as a wreath.

    No Reserve:
    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • Condition

    Fine glossy dark green age patina as found.

    Buyer's Premium

    • 10%

    Viking Protective Brooch 900 A.D.

    Estimate $200 - $300Dec 18, 2016