Wood fragment; thick strip, shaped to point at one end; small sub-triangular slot cut into centre; flat rebated edge; iron remains.
- Excavated/Findspot: Gjerstad, Maele Farm, [S] cist
- Excavated/Findspot: Bergen (3 miles NE of)
- (Europe,Scandinavia,Norway,Hordaland,Bergen (Norway))
- Thickness: 22 millimetres (max)
- Length: 155 millimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Found near Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, by Johannes Nielsen Maele; "2 Grobe Urnen gefunden in einem 4 Ellen lange und 4 breite Steinzimmer zugleich mit Fragmenten von Schwerte und Sattel-ziersachen von Johannes Nielsen Maele auf den Hof Maele Gjerstads Postamt, 3 Meile nordost von Bergen"; associated with registration nos. 1861,0315.3 to 1861,0315.7 and ?1861,0315.9a below (MS letter from vendor, 23.3.1859). The modern provenance is the Mele farm, Osterøy, Hordaland
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Object reference number: MCS760
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