One of multiple small metal discs sometimes found attached to breastplates. Chains were sometimes fastened to them for the sword, dagger, and/or helmet.
Related term(s): Breastplate; Lance Rest; Stop Rib; Placate; Backplate; Plate Armour
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 42.