ROMAN LEGIONARY APRON (PTERUGES) MOUNT, 100-300 AD
For the military pteruges, the apron like leather scale armor element worn around the waist. These served as additional protection as they would help absorb a sword or spear blow. Gilt bronze, 1 1/8" height. Heart form with triple piercings and baluster finial. Top loop for suspension and can be worn as a necklace. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.