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Iron shield boss with wood and leather remains

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:51 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Damaged boss, height 10cm, diam. c. 17cm. Largish stud (diam. 4cm) above concave dome, marked carination, indented waist and wide sloping flange. Flange mostly missing, but originally five disc-head rivets diam. 2.8cm Slight wood or leather remains on underside. This boss has been repaired in antiquity. Clear indications on one side that a new flange was welded on. N. Thames?

History

Grave ID

Unknown

Object ID

Bo-U-10

Catalogue Number

Bo.U.10

Material

iron, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; wood, leather) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

shield boss (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; shield boss) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Category ID

shield

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