sax-sheath / rivet
Leaded gunmetal decorative rivet from sax-sheath: flat circular head, bevelled, notched edge lined with groove enclosing convex sinuous lines and three symmetrically spaced stylized animal heads around a small circle; shank round in section; corroded.
- Excavated/Findspot: Nordendorf, cemetery
- Diameter: 22 millimetres
Findspot: Nordendorf; Landkreis Augsburg; Bayern.
Cemetery: Reihengräberfeld, (see Kühn 1974, 321-3, previous literature; also Christlein 1979, 159, no. 265; Wilhelmi 1986, 83/ 179-85/ 185, fig. 29, for all earliest references)
References: C IV, 12 (12-15: ‘Verschiedener Schmuck. Schnallen, Knöpfe und Hafte’); X, 19 (14: ‘Gyps’); GA nos 632 (MK1 3434: 'Bronze button with oriental ornament Diam. 1 S.i.', i.e. Diam. c. 2.4 cm), 633 (Klemm.3435: 'Bronze clasp with blue and green enamel L. 1 ⅝ S.i.', i.e. L. c. 3.8 cm), 634 (15), 635 (16: 'Upper part of fibula considerably oxidized W. 2 ¼, S.i.', i.e. W. c. 5.3 cm); Kühn 1974, 336-7, pl. 84.259 (16).Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
A summary MS catalogue in German, probably by Klemm himself, appears to be major source of information, and, unless stated otherwise, this is the basis for provenances; on occasion this is supplemented by references in Klemm 1858; whenever in conflict with Register they have been preferred as primary sources of information; the exact authority for some MS labels in English remains untraced, but most are to be explained from a report by Franks (Draft Report, 6.1.1869) 'The great number of objects which had to be found in Dr. Klemm's MS Catalogue and then labelled and packed caused considerable delays so that Mr. Franks was detained for this purpose in Dresden for nearly a fortnight instead of a week as he had originally anticipated.' A wood plank fragment from Oberflacht, Kr. Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (possibly from a coffin) is registered P&E 1868,1228.574
Nordendorf, Kr. Donauwörth, Bayern, Germany; from a cemetery discovered and partly excavated, 1843-4, as nos.1868,1228.481-6; MS letters to Klemm from Sedlmaier, 8.3.1844: "Wenn ich von den unbeachtet in eine Kiste geworfenen Stücke für Sie ermitteln kann, will ich es gerne tun.... Was ich erobere, sende ich Ihnen dann", then, 26.3.1844, refers to objects "aus den Nordendorfer Gräben die ich für Sie eroberte".
Prehistory and Europe
- Klemm.3435 (?)
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Object reference number: MCS16775
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