Silvered bronze of unusual construction 7/8” diameter. Circular with the front modeled in deep relief as beading or roping. The back is flat.  When fastened to the jerkin, these small metal brooches provided a measure of protection against sword cuts and, in fact, were a form of armor. In addition to being more decorative, examples of this form provided added protection with the trailing tails. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. Some degradation from burial. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored and mounted to an 18” Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.
Stock Number: B4173

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