Silvered bronze. Over 1 3/4” diameter. Slightly oval with the edge notched for the cross pin. The surface with and inscription in large letters, now obscured by wear and burial. When fastened to 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. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored and suspended from a Sterling silver mounted polished leather 18” neck cord. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.