Gold sword guard-plate, the lowermost of the lower pair of guard-plates; acting as a 'tray' for guard-plate 1939,1010.20, to which it is attached by two rivets, with sleeper, at either end. This guard-plate consists of an elongated oval of plain gold with an upturned rim and a central slot for the sword tang. An incised groove follows the outline of the guard, just outside the rivets.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 9.5 centimetres
- Width: 2 centimetres
- Weight: 20.9 grammes (incl guard-plate no.22)
Part of 1939,1010.95
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
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS15916
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