Portion of iron mail-armour composed of iron links, now rusted together in folds, riveted with copper pins in alternate rows. Appears to form a coat of mail of three-quarter length.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 45.8 centimetres
- Height: 7.9 centimetres
- Thickness: 1.5 centimetres (min)
- Thickness: 10.5 centimetres (max)
- Weight: 11.23 grammes (in present condition)
- Length: 60 centimetres (max, of mass)
- Width: 30 centimetres (max, of mass)
On display: G41/dc1
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
15 July 2002
Reason for treatment
Cean to remove surface dirt and dust.
The object is in good condition overall. There is dirt and dust on the surface of the object. There are a few small loose flakes or pieces of iron in places. There are mineral preserved organic remains present.
Aug 1984 req 23069 Dirty Dusted with soft brush. S.Dove. July 2002 req 79186 The surface dirt and dust was removed using a soft sable brush. Any loose areas were consolidated in position using 30% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50:50 Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol) and Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone).
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,22 (former number)
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Object reference number: MCS16211
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