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Three fragments of an iron band-shaped umbo with square wings, from a wooden shield. Reconstructed with plaster and wire. It is now 234 mm in length, the right wing is slightly flared. The dome is 95 mm long. Neither nails nor nail holes visible on X-rays.
Length: 95 millimetres (dome)
Length: 234 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stead and Rigby 1999
Context: Shields; Band-shaped umbo with square wings.
Remains are limited to iron fittings from wooden shields: handles, binding and band-shaped umbos.
Band-shaped umbo with square wings: (Rapin type I, in Brunaux, J.-L., and Rapin, A., 1988, ‘Gournay II: boucliers et lances, dépôts et trophées’, Paris, 79)
Mineral-replaced wood traces with the grain vertically (along the length of the shield) and nails that have been driven into solid wood.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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