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