Bronze, over 1 1/4” height of leaf form, delicately scalloped and pierced, with a baluster terminal. The surface engraved to simulate the veins of the leaves. Fastened to the laminar belt-like leather protection for the area below the belt, the pteruges. In groups, these acted as a form of scale armor as well as adding flare to the formidable image of the legionary. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored and mounted on an 18” modern gilt sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certification of authenticity.