Exceptional example for size and motif. 1 1/8” diameter of broad section with rounded edges and medial incised band. Worn in numbers on the surface of the jerkin, these 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 silver overlay restored, on leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.