Material: Bronze (solid cast)or Sterling Silver, garnet or lapis lazuli.
Size: 55mm tall, 45mm wide, 6mm thick and a 56mm long tongue.
The brooch you will receive is made of solid bronze, cast directly from the original archaeological Viking Age find! Choose between warm and brilliantly colored garnet or true-blue lapis lazuli to embellish your piece.
This specific style of brooch, known as a penannular brooch, has been found all over ancient Europe and was used widely throughout the Iron Age all the way through the Middle Ages.
The Celts and Vikings were all known for their elaborate penannular brooches, which were usually used to fasten outerwear, such as a cloak, about the body. In fact, brooches were often the most common piece of jewelry worn, as they were the first and most prominent accessory someone could see while wearing layers of clothing.
Vikings would have used a piece like this as a fasteners for woolen square cloaks. These pieces of heavy cloth were usually worn folded around the shoulders and fastened at the right shoulder so that a weapon could easily be drawn with the right arm through the gap in the cloth.
Because this specific piece was from the Northern Vikings, it has a curved pin, which allows many layers of thick cloth to be fastened with it. Your piece will be sturdy and can be passed down for generations, just as the Vikings did themselves.
Please feel free to message me if you have any questions!
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase
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Fun little fact about us we always wrap up everything we sell like a present so it always feels like your getting a gift in the mail and get to enjoy tearing open the paper and anticipation to see how awesome your new item is.
If you are looking for a custom order just message me so we can figure out details!
If your leather is feeling a little dry and stiff one of the best products you can ever apply is mink oil paste or "leather fat", a light coating will soften, protect and even help repel water
If you are looking to buy wholesale i start discounts at 25 items i also help with viking weddings and would be happy to work with you on what ever your looking for.