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Iron shield boss with copper-alloy flange rivet(s); wood remains

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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:07 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Shield-boss, only just over half of it survives. Height 8.3cm, diam 15.5cm. Carinated boss with stud on top, and ridge carination below convex dome, and above nearly vertical waist and sloping flange. Whole boss badly corroded and covered in sand: one detectable rivet has bronze shank and whole section of shield-board, and bronze stud head just visible. The section of wood is about 7mm thick and the grain appears to go one way - i.e. board is a solid piece of wood and not laminated.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave Unk

Object ID

Bo-U-3

Catalogue Number

Bo.U.3

Material

iron, copper alloy, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze, wood) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

shield boss, flange rivets (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; shield boss, studs) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Category ID

shield

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