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Iron shield boss

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:45 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Kingston or Sibertswold. No Mayer card for this.Shield boss, height 7.7cm, diam. 13cm. Low straight cone with small stud on top (broken) and slight carination above sloping waist and narrow flange, width 1.5cm. Flange damage: one rivet with stud head survives.Accession number determined by gatty slip. SCH had originally placed this shield boss in unprovenanced objects. Though not exact, there are similarities between the antiquarian drawings and the line drawing by Marion Cox. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 124

Object ID

Kin124_umbo

Catalogue Number

M 6246

Material

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

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

shield boss (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; shield boss) (Antiquarian Keyword; umbo)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

shield

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