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. 1” diameter with a rounded face and flat back. Surface textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored, on gilt mounted leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.