Gilt bronze, slightly oval as made, just under 1" height. Rounded face with flat back. 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 refurbished with the gold overlay restored and suspended from a modern leather necklace for wear. Professionally refurbished with the 24 karat gold overlay restored and suspended from a premium polished leather neck cord with gilt closure. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.