Gilt copper alloy boss, or rivet-head, one of five (1939,1010.94.K.2-6) set around shield boss 1939,1010.94.K. Dome-headed, with a roped collar and a rivet which projects through to the rear of the shield. The boss has an outer rim decorated with one band of dots and one band of triangles.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 1.5 centimetres
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Reconstruction of the Sutton Hoo shield, using original gold and garnet fittings and modern replica fittings on a modern wooden shield board. Original fittings used in the reconstruction are separately registered.
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Object reference number: MCS8143
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