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shield / fitting

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Shield grip, iron, with two copper alloy disc-headed rivets in situ. In two fragments, one of which is very small. Remains of mineralised textile, wood and skin are preserved on the grip. Associated with shield boss 2001,0103.3.a.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 161 millimetres
    • Width: 20 millimetres (min)
    • Width: 31 millimetres (max)
    • Length: 10 millimetres (of rivet)
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Finds were discovered during the archaeological excavations before the Visitor Centre was constructed. The National trust donated all of the finds to the British Museum.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • SF2128 (Small find number)
Shield grip, iron, with copper alloy rivets.

Shield grip, iron, with copper alloy rivets.

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