shield / mount
Four disc-headed shield mounts, parcel-gilt copper alloy. Each one has a circular silver sheet in the centre surrounded by a recessed gilded, ribbed ring with a border covered with plain silver sheet. The silver sheet appears to have been applied by soldering. Remains of mineralised wood and leather on the underside of each mount.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Visitor Centre, SF2123 to SF2126, Grave 0868
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 20 millimetres (each)
- Thickness: 2 millimetres (each)
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.
Prehistory and Europe
- SF2123 (Small find number)
- SF2124 (Small find number)
- SF2125 (Small find number)
- SF2126 (Small find number)
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Object reference number: MCS32436
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