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Gold T-shaped strap-distributor. The main element consists of a rectangular mount with a main panel of cloisonné garnet work featuring both mushroom and step-cut cells. A flange on either side of the mount also bear cloisonné garnet work, each with three plain gold rivets with beaded wire collars. These rivets connect with a plain gold underplate. At the centre of one of the long sides is a hinge mechanism, inlaid with garnets in honeycomb cells. The central part of the hinge is plain and attaches to a swivelled terminating mount, again decorated with cloisonné garnet work of mushroom and step-cut cells. The terminating mount ends with three plain gold rivets with beaded wire collars, which connect with a gold underplate. The cloisonné 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)
- Weight: 73.24 grammes
- Length: 5.3 centimetres (main mount)
- Width: 2 centimetres (main mount)
- Thickness: 0.5 centimetres (main mount)
- Length: 1.8 centimetres (hinge)
- Length: 2.1 centimetres (mount below hinge)
- Width: 1.8 centimetres (mount below hinge)
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
Prehistory and Europe
- 1939,1010.10 (former number)
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Object reference number: MCS15436
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