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  • harness-fitting

    Iron, copper-alloy and gilded copper-alloy strap link. Strap-link consisting of two articulating strap fixings clenched over the strap by two copper-alloy rivets with flat gilded heads (cf. 22a). One of the rivet heads may be a replacement...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Iron, copper-alloy and gilded copper-alloy strap link. Strap-link consisting of an iron ring that articulates with two strap fixings (cf. 22a), with gilded copper alloy rivets, with the remains of two mineralised straps of folded leather.

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Gilded copper alloy roundel. Roundel decorated with triple-strand interlace within a twisted border. At the centre a small round plate garnet within a shell collar. On the back are the remains of two straps, folded along their length and...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Gilded copper alloy small axe-shaped fitting, decorated with triple-strand interlace within a raised, slashed border. On the back a tab of leather secured by two narrow copper-alloy strips, clenched by terminal rivets Associated with...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Gilded copper alloy axe-shaped pendant decorated with triple-strand interlace within raised, slashed borders. On the back a bifurcated strap. Associated with 1991,0411.2884.a.

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Gilded copper-alloy roundel decorated with triple-strand interlace within a raised, twisted border. At the centre a small round plate garnet within a shell collar. On the back extensive mineralised leather. Associated with...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • buckle

    Buckle with oval iron loop, long tongue and long rectangular copper alloy plates, clenched by two copper-alloy rivets with domed heads. One of a set of four with 1991,0411.288.a,b & d.

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • rivet

    Gilded copper-alloy decorative nail or rivet. The head is slightly domed and decorated with worn ring and dot ornament. The shank tapers suggesting that this is either a replacement or a fixing other than the standard ones from the...

    • Object type: rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • rivet

    Gilded copper-alloy rivet head. Decorative rivet head with ring and dot ornament.

    • Object type: rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Gilded copper alloy axe-shaped pendant decorated with zoomorphic interlace within a raised, slashed border. On the back, the remains of a trifurcated strap, made of a double thickness of leather and secured towards the top by three rivets...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • knife

    Iron knife: knife with horn handle and traces of mineralised leather from the scabbard on the blade. The blade is straight backed and missing its end.

    • Object type: knife
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • vessel

    Pottery urn: urn with simple everted rim, globular body and flattened base that is heavily stained with copper alloy salts. It is decorated with seven narrow equally spaced vertical bosses. The fabric is chaff-tempered with voids visible on...

    • Object type: vessel
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bowl

    Copper alloy bowl: Deep bowl with flat out-turned rim and smoothly curving profile, falling to a rounded base. On the base are traces of couch grass. The metal is in exceptionally good condition and is well finished with no manufacturing...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • textile; buckle

    Iron buckle: buckle with three rivets and remains of mineralised textile.

    • Object type: textile; buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword-harness

    Copper alloy, garnet, ivory and gold sword-fitting: pyramidal mount from sword harness; inlaid on each face with central setting of ivory flanked by cloisonne garnets, set over gold foil. Single garnet fills top cell of truncated pyramid....

    • Object type: sword-harness
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword-harness

    Copper alloy, garnet, ivory and gold sword-fitting: pyramidal mount from sword harness; inlaid on each face with central setting of ivory flanked by cloisonne garnets, set over gold foil. Single garnet fills top cell of truncated pyramid....

    • Object type: sword-harness
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword-sheath; buckle

    Copper alloy, garnet, ivory and gold sword-fitting: curved buckle from scabbard. gilded loop and tongue; at base of tongue is single garnet in gilded cell. Body of buckle divided into two panels by central garnet in ivory collar. Both...

    • Object type: sword-sheath; buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword-harness; buckle

    Silver buckle: small buckle with oval loop. From the sword harness.

    • Object type: sword-harness; buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • spear-head

    Iron spear-head: two spear-heads with leaf-shaped blades and long split sockets, corroded into a single mass.

    • Object type: spear-head
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield

    Iron shield: Boss and hand-grip with associated mineralised leather and wood (tilia sp.) from the shield board. The boss is made from a single billet of iron and is conical with a short, upright collar and a narrow, slightly angled flange....

    • Object type: shield
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • buckle

    Iron buckle with oval loop and no plates, associated with mineralised leather. The position of the tongue and the remains of leather show that the buckle was closed on a strap when placed in the grave

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • buckle

    Iron buckle: large buckle with oval loop and no plates.

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Iron, wood; saddle-fitting: a: fragment of iron rod with woodgrain running at right angles over and against it. b: two rectangular iron strips enclosing wood, pierced by five rivet hole. c: flat iron strip with curved ends, both...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Copper alloy, leather; harness-fitting: a: degraded leather and bracken roots with two rivet holes, degraded leather pierced by a copper alloy tack, remains of two tacks. b: long strip of fibres and degraded leather with one straight...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • cauldron

    Lugged cauldron raised from a single sheet of bronze; Gammertingen type. The body has flaring shoulders, a sharply-rounded girth and a gently curving base. The rim is flat and out-turned and develops into two opposed triangular lugs with...

    • Object type: cauldron
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • coffin; cleat

    Iron coffin, cleat: curved cleat from north-west corner of the coffin lid.

    • Object type: coffin; cleat
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • coffin; cleat

    Iron, wood; coffin, cleat: curved cleat from south-west corner of the coffin lid with two bags of iron fragments. Also one box containing three iron nail fragments and one bag of wood fragments.

    • Object type: coffin; cleat
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • coffin; cleat

    Iron coffin, cleat: curved cleat from south-east corner of the coffin lid.

    • Object type: coffin; cleat
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • coffin; cleat

    Iron coffin, cleat: curved cleat from north-east corner of the coffin lid; with wood adhering.

    • Object type: coffin; cleat
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • fitting

    Copper alloy, wood and leather fitting: wood pierced by a copper alloy rivet with a domed head and splayed shank end. Associated with this is a slightly curved fragment of leather, heavily impregnated with copper-alloy salts.

    • Object type: fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • comb

    Double sided composite bone comb, one end missing, held together with small iron rivets. The comb is simple with straight-sided ends to the central element. The teeth are well graded and sharp as though little used. The back and front...

    • Object type: comb
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • textile

    Box containingTwo fragments of wool textile with 2/2 diamond twill. Separated from sword 1991,0411.2852.

    • Object type: textile
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • textile

    Box containing several fragments of ?calcified tabby weave textile. Associated with sword 1991,0411.2852.

    • Object type: textile
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • buckle

    Small iron buckle with oval loop. Fragments of leather associated with the buckle.

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • textile

    Box containing several wool textile fragments with diamond twill. Some decayed and ?calcified fragments with a corded effect.

    • Object type: textile
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • coffin

    Box of wood and textile fragments from oak coffin.

    • Object type: coffin
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword

    Pattern welded sword blade with pommel, guards and grip of horn. Box with three small fragments of wood or leather.

    • Object type: sword
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • rivet

    Iron rivet: Two pairs of rivets with traces of mineralised leather and wood from the decayed shield board. Each rivet has a flat, round head and a washer near the base. Leather, less than 1mm thick, survives to either side of the wood,...

    • Object type: rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • nail

    Copper alloy nail: two dome headed nails with associated wood from the area containing the horse harness.

    • Object type: nail
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • strap

    Leather strap: degraded remains of strap.

    • Object type: strap
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Gilded copper alloy axe-shaped pendant decorated with triple-strand zoomorphic interlace within raised, slashed borders. On the back, a bifurcated strap, with a second, extra long, rivet against the straight edge. Cord remains associated...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • harness-fitting

    Gilded copper-alloy roundel decorated with triple-strand interlace within a raised, slashed border. At the centre, a cell containing a small round plate garnet within a shell collar. On the back remains of folded mineralised leather straps...

    • Object type: harness-fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword-harness; buckle

    Copper alloy, garnet, glass, ivory, gold and leather buckle: triangular shield-on-tongue buckle from sword belt loop is flattened oval with angular cross-section. Hinge concealed by shield shaped panel, filled with four garnets enclosing...

    • Object type: sword-harness; buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • purse-mount

    Iron purse-mount and copper-alloy buckle completely enclosed in mineralised leather and textile. The mount is lightly hogged and narrows towards either end before curling down and back on to itself to form stylised birds. Three bags of...

    • Object type: purse-mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bucket

    Iron, wood and copper alloy bucket: remains of small iron bound yew tub, raised off ground by three small feet; bailed handle; staves survive in mineralized form on back of iron bands. 10 bags of associated fragments.

    • Object type: bucket
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • buckle

    Copper alloy buckle: fragmentary high tin copper alloy buckle with oval loop and ?rectangular back plate. Two phials containing small fragments.

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • ferrule; angon

    Conical iron ferrule, with a large mass of orange corrosion adhering. Circular in cross-section with shank tapering to a point. Presumed to belong to one of angon-heads 1939,1010.98-100.

    • Object type: ferrule; angon
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • ferrule; angon

    Conical iron ferrule, very corroded. Circular in cross-section with shank tapering to a point. Presumed to belong to one of angon-heads 1939,1010.98-100.

    • Object type: ferrule; angon
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • ferrule; angon

    Conical iron ferrule (?), very corroded. Circular in cross-section with shank tapering to a broken rounded end. Presumed to belong to one of angon-heads 1939,1010.98-100.

    • Object type: ferrule; angon
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • spear-head

    Iron spear-head with long shank, very narrow in the centre on account of corrosion, with both ends also severely corroded. The blade is leaf-shaped and the socket is split. Part of the wooden shaft of another spear adheres to this...

    • Object type: spear-head
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • spear-head

    Iron spear-head with long body and part of socket remaining, including part of a wooden shaft. The body of the spear-head is flat but rectangular in section. Parts of angon 1939,1010.98 adhere to this spear-head via corrosion..

    • Object type: spear-head
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • spear-head

    Iron spear-head in four pieces, heavily oxidised, with a short length of the stem and the beginning of the socket preserved. Pieces of wood and a large quantity of textile remains are corroded onto the blade.

    • Object type: spear-head
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bottle

    Nine silver triangular vandykes from bottles 1939,1010.122-127, in fifty-nine fragments, including some gold foil overlays; mounted on a modern perspex backing. Each vandyke is decorated with repoussé Style II decoration, comprising...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bottle

    Silver rectangular mounts with gold foil decoration, two reconstructed and fragments of ten others, from necks of bottles 1939,1010.122-127; mounted on a modern circular perspex mount. The decoration consists of two identical...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • cauldron

    Copper alloy and iron rim and part of body of cauldron 1939,1010.113. Includes part of a T-shaped iron handle-mount, without ring-handle.

    • Object type: cauldron
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • cauldron

    Copper alloy fragment of rim and body from cauldron 1939,1010.113. The copper alloy everted rim is completely backed by iron, and sandwiched for the most part by another iron strip below. The body fragment has a pitted surface.

    • Object type: cauldron
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • cauldron

    Large iron ring, flattened in section, with pieces of copper alloy adhering. Large extension at one edge (7.6 x 2 cm) forming attachment to handle-mount of cauldron 1939,1010.113, the whole being a looped cauldron handle. Some wood...

    • Object type: cauldron
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bowl

    Shallow silver bowl. At the centre of the bowl is an inscribed roundel, placed in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below the rim. The arms of the cross are decorated with a chased star motif. The central roundel has an...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Byzantine
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bottle

    Portion of a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim and part of the body. The rim has clear impressions from parts of two silver mounts, with metal strip and rivet holes for attachment. Part of the body section has clear silver...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bottle

    Portion of maple wood bottle, curved, comprising part of body and length of rim with impression from mount, and protruding silver rivet.

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bottle

    Portion of a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim with part of the body attached. Traces of silver mounts and vandykes are visible on both sides in very clear patterns. The vandyke rivet holes are also clear, some with silver...

    • Object type: bottle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bowl

    Silver drop-handle from bowl 1939,1010.77, incomplete; comprising a curve of metal with a hook at either end. Two flat, circular handle-mounts are looped onto the hooks, by which the handles were attached to the bowl.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Byzantine
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bowl

    Silver drop-handle from bowl 1939,1010.77, comprising a curve of metal with a hook at either end. Two flat, circular handle-mounts are looped onto the hooks, by which the handles were attached to the bowl.

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Byzantine
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bowl

    Shallow silver bowl, not quite complete. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains six pointed star, with...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Byzantine
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; mount

    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...

    • Object type: shield; mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield

    Cast and gilded copper alloy ring of ring-sword type. See record 1939,1010.94.L for details.

    • Object type: shield
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield

    Gilt copper alloy stud from strap of shield 1939,1010.94, comprising a plain hollow pyramid with concave sides and a square base, and with a small rivet hole in the top. The stud is not quite complete: one side is contorted, and the gilt...

    • Object type: shield
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Germanic; Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield

    Gilt copper alloy stud from strap of shield 1939,1010.94, comprising a plain hollow pyramid with concave sides and a square base, and with a small rivet hole in the top. One of a pair with stud 1939,1010.94.I.4.

    • Object type: shield
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Germanic; Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • axe-hammer

    Iron axe-hammer with a long iron shaft. The head has an expanded, slightly drooping blade at one end and a blunt, squared extension at the other. There is a 'collar'-like feature at the base of the head, but it is unclear whether this...

    • Object type: axe-hammer
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; boss

    Shield boss, iron, with a slightly convex cone, a straight wall with an overhanging carination and a narrow flange. It has a parcel-gilt copper alloy apex disc with a plain circular gilded field in the centre, surrounded by a ring of gilded...

    • Object type: shield; boss
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; mount

    Four disc-headed shield mounts, parcel-gilt copper alloy. Each one has a circular silver sheet in the centre surrounded by a recessed gilded, ribbed ring with a border covered with plain silver sheet. The silver sheet appears to have been...

    • Object type: shield; mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • spear-head

    Spear-head, iron with split socket containing mineralised remains of wooden shaft.

    • Object type: spear-head
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; fitting

    Shield grip, iron, with two copper alloy disc-headed rivets in situ. In two fragments, one of which is very small. Remains of mineralised textile, wood and skin are preserved on the grip. Associated with shield boss 2001,0103.3.a.

    • Object type: shield; fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • textile; shield

    Two boxes containing mineralised textile fragments from shield grip 2001,0103.3.c.

    • Object type: textile; shield
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; mount

    Wood fragment from shield board, to which shield mounts 2001,0103.3.j were originally fitted. Three rivets from the mounts are present within the fragment. Plus two small bags containing fragments of copper alloy pins and washers from the...

    • Object type: shield; mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; sample

    One box containing a fragment of leather from shield board, associated with shield mounts 2001,0103.3.h (specifically the mount with the additional ID number SF2118), with the shanks of two copper alloy rivets in situ. Plus one small bag of...

    • Object type: shield; sample
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield

    Wood fragment from shield board, from the back of aquatic shield mount 2001,0103.3.f.1. Plus one small bag of leather samples.

    • Object type: shield
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword-sheath; buckle

    Buckle, iron, with oval loop and plain tongue. Attached to the buckle is an iron fitting, possibly a sword scabbard strap-slide, with traces of silver corrosion on the upper surface and mineralised leather on the underside. It has two...

    • Object type: sword-sheath; buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • knife

    Knife, iron, with a curved back and a single cutting edge.

    • Object type: knife
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • sword

    Sword, iron, in two pieces. The blade is double-edged and pattern welded, with evidence of a fuller. Mineralised remains of wood (identified as ash) and leather from the scabbard are preserved on the blade. Organic remains survive in places...

    • Object type: sword
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; mount

    Four disc-headed shield mounts, parcel-gilt copper alloy. Each one has a circular silver sheet in the centre surrounded by a recessed gilded, ribbed ring with a border covered with plain silver sheet. The silver sheet appears to have been...

    • Object type: shield; mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; rivet; mount

    Disc-headed rivet, copper alloy, with mineralised remains of wood on the shank. From shield mount 2001,0103.3.f.1

    • Object type: shield; rivet; mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • strap-fitting; harness

    Gold triangular strap-mount, decorated with cloisonné garnet work. The inlaid cells provide a zoomorphic appearance, so that the entire strap-mount resembles an animal head: three large circular garnets represent eyes and nostrils, while...

    • Object type: strap-fitting; harness
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • mail-armour

    Portion of iron mail-armour composed of iron links, now rusted together in folds, riveted with copper pins in alternate rows. Appears to form a coat of mail of three-quarter length.

    • Object type: mail-armour
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • spear-head

    Incomplete iron spear-head, in two pieces. The blade is leaf-shaped and narrows towards the socket. The socket is detached from the blade, and adheres to the socket of spear-head 1939,1010.104 through corrosion.

    • Object type: spear-head
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • angon

    Fragmentary iron angon-head, with a lump of corrosion at the tip. Two barbs leave the shank at 6.3cm from the tip, both just over 5.1cm in length.

    • Object type: angon
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: early 7thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • fitting

    Gold cylindrical fitting, hollow and D-shaped in cross-section, with sealed ends, both pierced by a thin internal gold cylinder. The curved face is divided into five zones filled with cloisonné garnet inlays set over ?pointillé gold foil....

    • Object type: fitting
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • bowl

    Shallow silver bowl, in poor condition. Part of rim missing, and the silver is flaking. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central...

    • Object type: bowl
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Byzantine
    • Production date: 6thC-7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
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    ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
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    ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
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    ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
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    ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • ship; rivet

    Iron ship rivet; strake rivet.

    • Object type: ship; rivet
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 7thC(early)
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; mount

    Shield mount, cast, parcel-gilt copper alloy, in the form of an aquatic creature. The surface is gilded and has a thin overlay of silver sheet in three places, attached by soldering. Mineralised remains of wood and leather from the shield...

    • Object type: shield; mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; mount

    Shield mount, cast, parcel-gilt copper alloy, in the form of a bird-of-prey clutching a fish. The surface is gilded and has a thin overlay of silver sheet in four places, attached by soldering. On the underside are two complete rivets with...

    • Object type: shield; mount
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • necklace; bead

    This group of beads comes from a single female grave and consists of 18 glass beads - mainly green/brown/blue in colour - and 33 amber beads. Full list with descriptions and measurments, ordered by small find number, can be found...

    • Object type: necklace; bead
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • necklace; bead

    This group of beads comes from a single female grave and consists of 18 glass beads - mainly green/brown/blue in colour - and 34 amber beads. Full list with descriptions and measurments, ordered by small find number, can be found...

    • Object type: necklace; bead
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • shield; boss

    Iron shield boss. Flange is narrow and flat carrying five small flat-headed rivets which are covered with iron corrosion, suggesting no overlay. The wall is slightly sloping and joins the cone with a slight carination, surface corrosion...

    • Object type: shield; boss
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo
  • buckle

    Iron Buckle with oval loop, and rectangular plates, one of which is pierced by a copper-alloy rivet which has associated leather. The large buckle pin has a curving end and possibly the beginnings of an expanded attachment point. On the...

    • Object type: buckle
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Early Anglo-Saxon
    • Production date: 6thC
    • Find spot: Sutton Hoo