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Mount of thin gold sheet in the form of a crouched animal. Its body is decorated with punched circles, but the head, legs and hips are plain. The rear paw is also marked with a punched circle. The animal's eye is rendered by a perforation, teeth are depicted, and each paw has three claws or toes. The mount is curved, and has two surviving gold nails for fastening, one in the front paw and one in the hock of the hind leg, with a third hole above the rear hip.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 1 centimetres
- Height: 0.8 centimetres
2004 1 Apr-30 Oct, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, Between Myth and Reality
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Prehistory and Europe
- 1939,10-10,15 (former number)
Gold mount of thin sheet, curved, in the form of a crouched animal. Decorated with small punched circles on the outside. Two pins for fastening on inside, and hole for missing third pin. Condition shots for 'Between Myth and Reality' exhibition loan.
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Object reference number: MCS14988
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