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Iron shield boss

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:45 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Damaged boss, height (stud missing) 7cm, diam. c. 15.5cm. Low convex dome, with stud knocked off, slight ridge carination above sloping waist and rather flat flange. Flange badly damaged and only 1 rivet head survives, diam. c. 2cm, flange width a little over 2cm. Repaired in modern times with thick glue and yellow plaster.Mayer card for M 6245 matches this boss (and no other bears the number, i.e. detached), but the attribution to Kingston grave 140 is therefore incorrect. The Mayer cards are not reliable as to provenance.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 129

Object ID

M6245

Catalogue Number

M 6245 (Bo.U.12)

Material

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

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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