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 7/8” diameter, circular, with rounded front and flat back. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored, on polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Exceptional example.