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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold clip from the lower end of the sword-grip. The clip has a straight back and curved sides, and is decorated with filigree S-scrolls. Three gold rivets secure it to the sword-grip. One of two such clips, with 1939,1010.25.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC -7thC(early)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2 centimetres
    • Width: 1.5 centimetres
    • Weight: 2.04 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Part of 1939,1010.95

  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.225 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G41/dc1/sA

  • Exhibition history

    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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1939,10-10,28a (former number)
COMPASS Image Caption: Detail of hilt

COMPASS Image Caption: Detail of hilt

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