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Gilt copper alloy shield rim mount in the form of an animal head, from shield 1939,1010.94. The animal has a long duck-billed snout with raised a central ridge and stamped and beaded lines of decoration. The two eyes are formed from cabochon garnets, with 'eyebrows' in relief. The rivet from the top of the head is in situ. The rim-mount is fixed to a ridged clip, which in turn is attached to a small lime wood fragment of the shield rim. Ths mount is the same as shield rim mount 1939,1010.94.F.1.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 5.4 centimetres
- Width: 2.8 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: MCS16365
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