Definition of phalera in English:

phalera

noun

  • (in ancient Greece and Rome) a bright metal disc worn on the chest as an ornament by men, or used to adorn the harness of horses.

    • ‘Found entombed with numerous Celtic charioteers and warriors, ancient phalerae are ornamental metal discs worn by their horses.’
    • ‘This centurio had several military decorations like torques and phalerae proudly displayed on his breast.’

Origin

Latin, from the Greek plural phalara.

Pronunciation:

phalera

/ˈfalərə/