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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:10 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Faussett's description of the shield construction is somewhat confusing because it seems to suggest the shield had a cylindrical (flanged?) and a flat grip, which seems technically unviable. The reconstruction shown with the shield boss No. 2,however, may be based on a misleading interpretation of Faussett's description. It seems possible that the 'cylinder' and the 'cross-pieces' Faussett described in relation to a number of shields from Guilton refer to a type of shield grip Dickinson & Härke 1992, 24 defined as a 'flanged, long grip'. – B.B.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave 22

Object ID

Gil22_piece

Catalogue Number

Unaccessioned

Material

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

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

Status

unidentified

Category ID

shield

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