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bottle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,1010.122.-7,109

  • Description

    Portion of a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim with part of the body attached. Traces of silver mounts and vandykes are visible on both sides in very clear patterns. The vandyke rivet holes are also clear, some with silver rivets in situ.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12.7 centimetres
    • Width: 7.6 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1939,1010.122.-7,109

Portion of a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim and part of the body. The rim has clear impressions from parts of two silver mounts, with metal strip and rivet holes for attachment. Part of the body section has clear silver vandyke impressions with rivets and rivet holes, likewise on the inside.

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Portion of a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim and part of the body. The rim has clear impressions from parts of two silver mounts, with metal strip and rivet holes for attachment. Part of the body section has clear silver vandyke impressions with rivets and rivet holes, likewise on the inside.

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