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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Iron shield boss and grip; low conical with short, flat-topped knob and short section of rim attached; rectangular grip with curved-up sides and remains of transverse braiding all along and a separate piece with remains of a crescentic or circular plate with broken stub of a bar to one side and another length of bar; also five main fragments of rim and several smaller pieces; three or four copper-alloy disc-headed rivets (others may be in concretion adhering to rim fragments); two short fragments of iron strip.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 5thC(late)-6thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 120 millimetres (boss)
    • Diameter: 15 millimetres (rivet)
    • Width: 30 millimetres (rim)
    • Length: 95 millimetres (grip)
    • Length: 56 millimetres (plate and rod)
  • Bibliography

    • TAR 2004 pps. 68-71, no. 88 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 2004T187 (Treasure number)
2006,0305.66 - Grave 69 - Shield boss, detail of one side of extended grip during conservation.

2006,0305.66 - Grave 69 - Shield boss, detail of one side of extended grip during conservation.

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