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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Curved leather fragment from backing of rim of shield 1939,1010.94. The fragment has round and square projections on the inner edge, which are pierced for rivets. There are additional rivet holes in the main backing.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.1 centimetres
    • Width: 1 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.25a-b bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    20 October 2005

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Clean, consolidate, repair, repack as neccessary.


    wood and leather fragment very friable and fragile. in unsuitable packing, mounted on a board with uncovered pins

    Treatment details

    Packed object in plastazote lined with acid free tissue within a crystal box. The box was labelled with the registration number on the lid and on a tyvek label inserted under the packing.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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