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Iron boss and grip of a shield

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posted on 27.10.2021, 19:21 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Shield boss, height 13cm, diam 13cm. Tall convex cone, with short spike on top and narrow flange around bottom; very slight carination above vertical waist. Flange only 1.3cm wide, and iron rivets holding boss to shield have small stud heads. Only 1 rivet survives since flange almost entirely broken away. Faussett notes the height as 5 3/8 inch tall, 5 1/4 inch diam., and observes it to be by far the largest he has met with.

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Grave ID

Sibertswold Downs Grave 177

Object ID

M6537

Catalogue Number

M 6537

Material

iron (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; iron) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

shield boss, shield grip (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; shield boss) (Antiquarian Keyword; umbo, cross piece)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

shield

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