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RARE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE C.900-1050 AD

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RARE VIKING PROTECTIVE BROOCH NECKLACE C.900-1050 AD

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Vikings wore small metal brooches of various types on their jerkins to provide a measure of protection against sword cuts as well as for decoration. They were, 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. Most were circular of flat or round section. This is a rare variation of the Omega brooch which is generally of the penannular form with curled terminals. This example, is about 1 5/8” long with spatulate “swallow tail” terminals, each of which has a banded rectangular base. It has been professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, and is suspended from a Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.

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    Lot 0014 Details

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    Vikings wore small metal brooches of various types on their jerkins to provide a measure of protection against sword cuts as well as for decoration. They were, 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. Most were circular of flat or round section. This is a rare variation of the Omega brooch which is generally of the penannular form with curled terminals. This example, is about 1 5/8” long with spatulate “swallow tail” terminals, each of which has a banded rectangular base. It has been professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, and is suspended from a Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.

    Reserve: $260.00

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  • All Items shipped within 48 hours by expedited shipping UPS or USPS.
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $12.95 (for one or more lots) to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
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  • Combined shipping: Free combined shipping for multiple lots won in this auction.
  • Location: This item ships from Michigan.

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    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

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