Gold sword lower guard-plate, the uppermost of the lower pair of sword guard-plates. This guard-plate consists of an elongated plain gold oval with a filigree rope around the central slot for the sword tang. Attached to guard-plate 1939,1010.23 by two rivets, one at each end.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 9.3 centimetres
- Width: 2 centimetres
- Weight: 20.9 grammes (incl guard-plate no.23)
Part of 1939,1010.95
On display: G41/dc1/sA
2002 13 Mar-26 Sep, Woodbridge, The National Trust-Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Warriors
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
25 February 2002
Reason for treatment
Light surface clean
February 2002 Req.No:77314 Dirty and dusty. CRB
February 2002 Cleaned with acetone applied on cotton wool swabs. CRB
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,28 (former number)
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Object reference number: MCS15895
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