Gold sword upper guard-plate, attached directly to the base of pommel 1939,1010.19 by three gold rivets. Two rivets have collars of beaded gold wire, and the third a plain gold hemispherical head. The guard-plate consists of an elongated oval of thin beaten gold, with central slot for the sword tang.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 6.3 centimetres
- Width: 1.8 centimetres
- Weight: 51.29 grammes (incl pommel no.19)
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. CRB
February 2002 Cleaned with acetone applied on cotton wool swabs. CRB
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS15905
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