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shield / rivet / mount

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,0103.3.f.2

  • Description

    Disc-headed rivet, copper alloy, with mineralised remains of wood on the shank. From shield mount 2001,0103.3.f.1

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11 millimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • 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

    2001,0103.3.f.2

  • Additional IDs

    • 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 und

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 und

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