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shield

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1873,0210.2

  • Description

    Large sheet-bronze shield, perfectly preserved; beaten out from a single disc of bronze, quite flat; pronounced conical boss with stepped edge, 110mm in Dm., 49mm high; twenty concentric ribs alternating with rows of bosses, rib width 5-6mm, boss Dm. 5mm, altogether over 3700 singly punched bosses; rim turned to front; handle of tubular sheet-bronze riveted to back, 144mm long; two tabs riveted to back, only one remains, 32mm long and a small hole for a strap; conical rivet heads; hammer-marks visible in boss and handle; Yetholm type.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12thC BC - 10thC BC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 667 millimetres
    • Thickness: 0.7 millimetres (metal)
    • Weight: 1929 grammes
  • Bibliography

    • Uckelmann 2012 n. 30 (in prep.) bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G51/dc11

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    1964 25 Jul-5 Sep, Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Art in Wales

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1873

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1873,0210.2

Sheet-bronze shield: Parade armour: beaten out from a single plate of bronze, probably into a former; Pronounced conical boss with stepped edge; twenty concentric ribs alternating with rows of bosses; rim turned round a thick wire; handle and two tabs riveted to back.

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Sheet-bronze shield: Parade armour: beaten out from a single plate of bronze, probably into a former; Pronounced conical boss with stepped edge; twenty concentric ribs alternating with rows of bosses; rim turned round a thick wire; handle and two tabs riveted to back.

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