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. As protectors, they also held spiritual significance for the warrior. See current Public Television programming for documentation of these in action Large example, 1 3/8” diameter, circular, with both faces rounded. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Exceptional size.