strap-end / shield
Small gilt copper alloy strap-end, from the strap of shield 1939,1010.94. The strap-end is roughly rectangular, with two rivets attaching it to a small piece of leather at one end. The other end is rounded off as a 'snout', with a central panel containing a diamond pattern, creating a zoomorphic impression with the two rivets acting as 'eyes'. One of a pair with strap-end 1939,1010.94.I.6.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 3.3 centimetres
- Width: 1.5 centimetres
On display: G2/fc175
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS16140
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