Worn in numbers on the surface of the jerkin, these small 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. Just over 1 5/8" flat plate, slightly domed with incised radials and tapered cross pin. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a Sterling silver mounted polished leather 18" neck cord for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.