Plain gold strap-runner in the form of a tongueless buckle. The object consists of an oblong loop, oval in section, and a short rectangular plate formed of thick gold sheet folded over on itself. The loop passes through the folded edge of the plate, which is cut away at the corners at the loop edge. The plate is secured by two plain gold rivets with domed heads and beaded wire collars.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Weight: 9.7 grammes
- Length: 1.1 centimetres (plate)
- Width: 1.7 centimetres (plate)
- Length: 2.45 centimetres (loop)
- Width: 1.1 centimetres (loop)
- Thickness: 0.4 centimetres (loop)
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
20 October 1993
Reason for treatment
Clean for photograhy and redisplay. Take care! Garmets!
Surface dirt. Req no 53466
Gently polished using Goddard's long term silver cloth (comp. unknown).
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,13 (former number)
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Object reference number: MCS15448
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