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 a stamped triangle pattern around the edges. The two eyes are formed from cabochon garnets, with beaded 'eyebrows' around them. There is one rivet at the forehead. The rim-mount is fixed to a ridged clip, which in turn is fixed to piece of lime wood from the shield body. The back of the clip is pierced with a rivet hole. Ths mount is the same as shield rim mount 1939,1010.94.F.3.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 5.6 centimetres
- Width: 2.8 centimetres
Not on display
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: MCS16358
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