Gilt bronze, Just over 1” diameter (1.03”), low domed form with raised radials at the eighth points, each with triple indents or piques on the inner ends. The edge pierced for the cross-pin seat. When fastened to the jerkin, these small metal brooches provided a measure of protection against sword cuts and, in fact, were a form of armor. In addition to being more decorative, examples of this form provided added protection with the trailing tails. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. Quite crisp with good detail. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored and suspended from an 18” gilt Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.