Worn in numbers on the surface of 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. Heavy example, 1 1/8” diameter with cylindrical center, the inner rim curved to the ridged outer. Exceptional quality and protective ability. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.