shield / boss
Iron shield boss. Flange is narrow and flat carrying five small flat-headed rivets which are covered with iron corrosion, suggesting no overlay. The wall is slightly sloping and joins the cone with a slight carination, surface corrosion makes it impossible to see whether the wall runs under the cone rather than over. A small rod rises from the apex of the cone carrying a small flat ?iron knop. D&H type 1.1 most probably.
Surface of boss is covered with corrosion. Underside of flange has traces of wood, presumably from shield board, with complete rivets giving thickness of board as approx 9mm
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Visitor Centre, SF2200, Grave 0990
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 139 millimetres
- Height: 72 millimetres
2013 22 Mar-27 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Before Sutton Hoo
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
- SF2200 (Small find number)
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Object reference number: MCS35071
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