Europe, gilt bronze, 1 1/8” width of a shield shape with triple foliate decoration. The top pierced with a hole for lacing to the garment. These evidently identified the noble leader under which the warrior fought, essentially uniting the group as a militia. That is opposed to the large number of warriors who were mercenaries. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. On a polished leather neck cord for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.