Circular bronze, over 7/8” diameter with rounded face. The surface slightly frosty from burial. Professionally conserved and the gold surface restored. On a modern premium polished black leather neck cord with gilt chain closure 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. Surface textured from burial. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.