ship / rivet / boat-fitting
Iron rivets with diamond-shaped roves; iron nails with clenched over ends; remains of wood adhering; iron strip fragments; wood remains; from a boat or ship.
- Excavated/Findspot: Lilleberge, long barrow
- Length: 2.5 centimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)
Long barrow, near the House, Lilleberre 128 ft long Overhalvdalen, Namdalen, Norway, Oct. 1. 1886
Lilleberge, Namdalen, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway; registration nos. 1891,1021.86-87 from a long barrow 128 feet in length and containing a 30 foot long boat; COCKS A.H. 1891. Catalogue of the Scandinavian Exhibition of Antiquities and other objects collected by Alfred Heneage Cocks, on view at the Royal Archaeological Institute, June 1891, 2nd ed. London, cat. no. 51; excavated October 1st, 1886 (Register); the catalogue records "the grid-iron like object was riveted to plank on the gunwale"; a use for "burning the water" when salmon-fishing is suggested
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS11188
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