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Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Sutton Hoo Ship Burial
  • Description

    Gold mount consisting of a narrow, fluted strip with a plain back and the front decorated with two flutings. One end is bent over, with a rounded tip; the other end has an animal head terminal with two punched eyes, long tapering snout and a hole for a rivet or nail above the head.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 76 millimetres
    • Width: 2 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.284-285 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1/sG

  • Exhibition history

    1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1939,10-10,15 (former number)


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