Gilt bronze. Just under 5/8” diameter. Circular or heavy roped form. The spiral or helix was a favorite Viking form. When fastened to 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. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored and suspended from an 18” gilt Sterling silver neck chain. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.
Stock Number: B4277

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