sword-sheath / buckle
Copper alloy, garnet, ivory and gold sword-fitting: curved buckle from scabbard. gilded loop and tongue; at base of tongue is single garnet in gilded cell. Body of buckle divided into two panels by central garnet in ivory collar. Both panels filled with garnets set over pointille gold foil. Fragment of ?tablet woven braid found attached to the underside and edge of the buckle.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Intervention: 48 Mound: 17 Context: 1577 Feature: 356
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 56 millimetres
2002 12 Mar-present, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, 'Burial Ground of the Kings', LT Loan.
Excavated 1982-1992. Excavation funded by The British Museum and the Society of Antiquaries, London.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS24890
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