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shield / mount

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  • Description

    Copper alloy shield-mount in form of bird's leg and hip, used in reconstruction of shield 1939,1010.94. Part of same bird motif as C.1. Hip is pear-shaped and has central cloisonné panel with garnets surrounding human face. This panel is surrounded by triangular bands of stamped decoration, with three gold rivets for attachment. The leg curves away, with four separate curving claws, and has three plain rivets.


  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.1 centimetres
    • Width: 5.1 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Figs.44, 46 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1/sA

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Detail of Device on shield. Original ekta contains clip of Shield Boss.

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Detail of Device on shield. Original ekta contains clip of Shield Boss.

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