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This disc was designed to be sewed on a leather or cloth breastplate or fixed on a wooden shield. It has perforated, incised, and knob decoration in concentric circles about a stamped, five-pointed star in the center. A rivet and a square ring fasten a circular disc on the front. Green patina,...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Orientalizing Period, about early 7th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 694; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).


Diameter: 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor