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Gilt copper-alloy shield rim-mount from shield 1939,1010.94, in the form of an animal head set with garnet eyes. The head is pear-shaped with relief decorated bands and beading round the edge. Snapped off at the top. The lower part widens out to become the tulip-shaped snout. The central part has very fine decoration.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 4 centimetres
- Width: 1 centimetres
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Reconstruction of the Sutton Hoo shield, using original gold and garnet fittings and modern replica fittings on a modern wooden shield board. Original fittings used in the reconstruction are separately registered.
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Object reference number: MCS16376
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