Rectangular gold harness-mount, consisting of an upper plate fixed to a lower plate by three rivets at each end. The rivets are plain gold with beaded wire collars, and are interspersed with cross-shaped cloisonné garnet cells. The lower plate is of plain gold. The central rectangular panel is set 2.5mm below surface, with plain gold border, and is decorated with inlaid cloisonné garnet work comprising eight evenly-spaced step-cut cells, each surrounded by a cable-twist border. Each long side is decorated with a narrow band of step-cut cells. All cells are underlaid with stamped gold foil.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 5.2 centimetres
- Width: 2 centimetres
- Weight: 40.82 grammes
Pair with 1939,1010.8
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
- 1939,10-1,5d (former number)
Group of Objects
Gold harness-mount, rectangular. Upper plate fixed to lower by three rivets at each end, in plain gold with beaded collars. The rivets are interspersed with cross-shaped cells. The central raised rectangular panel is decorated with all-over cloisonne inlay in a basic mushroom cell pattern, one of which is lacking a garnet. There are two narrow bands of garnet decoration along the two long sides. The lower plate is of plain gold.
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Object reference number: MCS15703
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