- Previous 0/8290
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.
- 6thC -7thC(early)
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Height: 2 centimetres
- Width: 1.5 centimetres
- Weight: 2.04 grammes
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
25 February 2002
Reason for treatment
Light surface clean
February 2002 Req.No:77314 Dirty and dusty. There is some soil and other debris in the filigree decoration. CRB
February 2002 Cleaned with acetone applied on cotton wool swabs. Removed some of the dirt and debris in the filigree detail using a pin vice and puffer. CRB
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,28a (former number)
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: MCS15909
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.