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.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 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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