- Museum number
Well preserved small sheet-bronze shield of round shape, doomed and beaten out of a single disc; round central boss with broad step, 128mm in Dm., 28mm high; decorated with one concentric rib and two rows of bosses, rib width 15-16mm, boss Dm. 23-30mm; rim is flat and not rolled over; a massive bronze band as handle is riveted to back, 215mm long; two tabs riveted to back, only one remains, 51mm long and with a large hole for a strap; large round rivet heads, 37-39mm in Dm.; few hammer-marks are visible in the boss’ step.
Diameter: 335 millimetres
Weight: 1220 grammes
Thickness: 1 millimetres (metal)
- Curator's comments
- Eynsham type.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Found before 1863, circumstances uncertain, [maybe out of a rath together with a spearhead]
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number