shield / mount
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Cast and gilded copper alloy ring of ring-sword type, from the front of shield 1939,1010.94. The ring is solid, and consists of a plain flat circular lobe, or 'button', from which projects a second vertical lobe with a beaded collar, which curves round to form a half-ring shape that terminates flush with the base of the flat circular lobe. The ring has a central rivet incorporated behind it, for attachment to the shield board. Also the wooden backing with a rivet hole, and a partial impression from a foil strip which has not survived. The ring is mounted on the shield reconstruction with an electrotype of the lost foil strip.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 2.5 centimetres
- Width: 1.8 centimetres
- Height: 17.5 millimetres (overall, with rivet)
- Weight: 30.8 grammes
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,1010.206 (Also registered as this number)
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Object reference number: MCS12616
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