Circular bronze, just under 1” diameter. Rounded face angled to the flat-sided center hole, flatback. Suspended from the pin notch. The surface with light texture from burial. Professionally conserved and the 24karat gold surface restored. On a modern black leather neck cord with gilt closure, gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. 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.
Stock Number: A3519

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