Gilded copper-alloy roundel, from a shield, box or saddle. The disc is decorated with a complex and symmetrical design in zoomorphic interlace contained within a raised double border, which is itself enclosed by a finely billeted outer frame. The design, cast with the mount and worked by hand, consists of two semi-circular fields each filled with two matching but mirror-imaged interlocked pairs of intricately interlaced Style II animals. The disc is cast and is pierced by a single, centrally placed dome-headed rivet which is clenched on the display surface over a thin ungilded (?) copper-alloy washer. The edge and back of the mount are are ungilded. The back is flat and featureless, apart from patches of a cream coloured ?organic deposit. The shank of the rivet is broken and projects 4mm beyond the surface.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Mound: 2 Intervention: 41
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 49 millimetres (disc)
- Thickness: 1.5 millimetres
- Diameter: 7 millimetres (rivet head)
- Length: 4 millimetres (rivet shank)
2002 12 Mar-present, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, 'Burial Ground of the Kings', LT Loan.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS24156
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