fitting / box
Silver fitting from a box. Two adjoining pieces of strip, with one mitred end and one cut end. Two dome-headed pins remain in situ: one straight shanked, the other bent at right angles 8mm along its length.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Mound: 2 Intervention: 41
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 15 millimetres (strip)
- Width: 15 millimetres
- Length: 10 millimetres (pin)
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Silver fitting from a box. Swaged strip, one end cut, the other end broken across a rivet hole. The length is pierced by four pins and one ?rivet, all with domed heads and spaced on average 16mm apart. The shanks vary between those that taper and one that is straight sided with slight expansion at the inner end. Some of the pins are bent almost at right angles towards the pointed end.
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Object reference number: MCS24153
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