The following description was prepared by William Gross:
This is an example of a type of inexpensive, easily cast lead amulet that has only recently come to light. The disovery came because of extensive use of metal detectors by amateur explorers in the FSU, primarily in the Ukraine, where such amulets have been uncovered in both quantity and variety. In the Gross Family Collection there are more than 60 different variations. It is clear that they were a very popular protective talisman, worn by numerous Jewish children.
This shield shape amulet has the letter "Heh" on the obverse, topped by a crown and surrounded by foliage. The reverse is filled with Hebrew inscriptions which are much eroded and difficult to decipher.