The Sutton Hoo Shield
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- The Sutton Hoo Shield
Reconstruction of the Sutton Hoo shield, using original gold, garnet, copper alloy and iron fittings and modern replica fittings on a modern lime wood shield board. Original fittings used in the reconstruction are separately registered.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 91.4 centimetres
- Thickness: 7 millimetres (maximum)
2002 13 Mar-26 Sep, Woodbridge, The National Trust-Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Warriors
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
2 August 1990
Reason for analysis
Fragments from decorations on Sutton Hoo shield
Analysis materials group
- Copper & Alloys
- Gold & Alloys
Main type of investigation
- Emission Spectroscopy
- X-Ray Diffraction
Analysis reference number
Prehistory and Europe
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: MCS16305
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