Made for an armor of about 1530, to cover the area between the pauldron and breastplate. Predating full articulated pauldrons which no longer required them. This example appears to be later than the 16th century and was probably made as a replacement piece for an original armor. Possibly as late as Victorian, but nearly all Victorian armors are of the third quarter of the 16th century style and later. 5 3/4" diameter with rolled and roped edge and domed center mounted with a spike. The edge with a series of rivets, lacking one which would have attached the leather suspension strap. The material and construction are true to the period. Shows genuine aging and fine character.