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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Textile tape of plain weave, mineralised; formed the binding round the top of sword-sheath 1939,1010.95.C, and rolls of tape lying against it.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 0.6 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.284 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Sword from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo;Sword;Sword

COMPASS Title: Sword from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo;Sword;Sword

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