shield / rivet / mount
Disc-headed rivet, copper alloy, with mineralised remains of wood on the shank. From shield mount 2001,0103.3.f.1
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Visitor Centre, SF2119, Grave 0868
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 11 millimetres
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
- SF2119 (Small find number)
Shield mount, cast, parcel-gilt copper alloy, in the form of an aquatic creature. The surface is gilded and has a thin overlay of silver sheet in three places, attached by soldering. Mineralised remains of wood and leather from the shield board on the underside of the mount. Plus one detached disc-headed copper alloy rivet from the mount, with mineralised remains of wood on the shank.
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Object reference number: MCS33405
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