Gilt bronze, 7/8” diameter of circular section with both faces decorated with radial stipple. 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. Surface textured from burial. Professionally conserved and the silver surface restored. On a modern premium black leather neck cord. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Rare and exceptional motif.

Stock Number: FNS8851

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