Circular bronze, slightly over 1” diameter with radial clusters of nubs. Excellent preservation. 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. This example is specifically nubbed to engage a sword blade. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. Professionally conserved and the gold surface restored. On a modern black leather neck cord with gilt chain closure. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.

Stock Number: FNS8242

This item isSold

Like this? Share it with your friends!