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ship / rivet / boat-fitting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1891,1021.87

  • Description

    Iron rivets with diamond-shaped roves; iron nails with clenched over ends; remains of wood adhering; iron strip fragments; wood remains; from a boat or ship.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 9thC-10thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 2.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS)

    MS label:
    Long barrow, near the House, Lilleberre 128 ft long Overhalvdalen, Namdalen, Norway, Oct. 1. 1886

    Provenance:
    Lilleberge, Namdalen, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway; registration nos. 1891,1021.86-87 from a long barrow 128 feet in length and containing a 30 foot long boat; COCKS A.H. 1891. Catalogue of the Scandinavian Exhibition of Antiquities and other objects collected by Alfred Heneage Cocks, on view at the Royal Archaeological Institute, June 1891, 2nd ed. London, cat. no. 51; excavated October 1st, 1886 (Register); the catalogue records "the grid-iron like object was riveted to plank on the gunwale"; a use for "burning the water" when salmon-fishing is suggested

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2017 19 May-5 Nov, York, Yorkshire Museum, Viking: Rediscover the Legend
    2015-2017 20 Mar- 20 Mar, Falmouth, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Viking Voyagers LT Loan

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1891

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1886

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1891,1021.87


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