fitting / box
Silver fitting from a box. Sandwich containing: (i) swaged strip, one end cut to a neat point, the other end broken across its width. Two pins with domed heads and tapering shanks remain in situ, one bent over 6mm along its length; (ii) fragment of silver sheet, flat and featureless with no finished edge; (iii) fragment of wood, with grain apparently running at right angles to swaged strip.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Mound: 2 Intervention: 41
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 15 millimetres (strip)
- Thickness: 0.25 millimetres (sheet)
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: MCS24152
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