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. This example is about 1 1/8” diameter with a circular core and radial form with ten radially lined projections, flanked by scallops. It retains its original cross pin. The back is plain Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored, on a Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.