Copper Cloak Pin With Moonstone, Penannular Pin, Lagertha Cloak Copper Brooch
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- $60.00 USD
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- $60.00 USD
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SOLD Handcrafted lagertha norse cloak pin or brooch. Penannular means incomplete circle, and these brooches were originally designed as a utilitarian cloak fastener during the iron age. Great to wear with your cloak when going to the medieval renaissance fair, larping, cosplaying or even everyday wear with a casual, rustic vibe. This Viking style copper cloak pin or brooch is for men or women.
Those so-called Celtic brooches, where worn by Vikings, Irish, and Scottish (kilt pin) among others.
This solid copper cloak pin brooch is finished with an aged patina and sealed.
- The brooch diameter is: ~5 cm (the pin/needle ~6-8 cm)
According to legend, Lagertha was a Viking shield-maiden and ruler from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lodbrok. Her tale was recorded by the chronicler Saxo in the 12th century. According to modern scholarship, it is likely that Lagertha was not a historical figure, but a reflection of tales about Viking warrior women or about the Norse deity Thorgerd.
Her name as recorded by Saxo, Lathgertha, is likely a Latinisation of the Old Norse Hlaðgerðr (Hlathgerth). It is frequently rendered in English-language sources as "Lagertha", and has also been recorded as Ladgertha, Ladgerda or similar.
Made in the USA and crafted with great care in my studio.
All my jewelry comes free gift packaged, ready to give to someone special - or to keep for yourself.
Metals can develop patina over time if unused, and can be cleaned with a polishing cloth. Copper ages very nicely.
About Copper And Bronze:
Bronze/ Copper: these metals may discolor the skin green. It does not apply to everybody but please be aware that this might happen. I do seal all bronze and copper pendants with renaissance wax, but sealing might wear off after a certain time and need to be re-sealed.
Since the tarnishing process is facilitated by the oxygen in the air, it is advisable to keep your copper/ bronze jewelry in a plastic bag to slow down the formation of patina. You can also put an anti-tarnish strip in the bag.
Make sure you wipe your bronze jewelry dry before storing it: Leaving it to dry in contact with the air makes it easier for patina to form.
How to take care of your jewelry:
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