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Iron shield boss with copper-alloy ?plated flange rivets

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Iron shield-boss: diam. 17.8cm, height 7.5cm. A broad, low, boss with convex dome and spike surmounted by a button (broken), marked carination at sides above an indented waist and a broad flange 2.5cm wide. Originally five iron rivets with bronze disc-heads diam. 2cm, around flange, but one now missing. Flange recently damaged. Slight traces of wood under flange.Sarre or Bifrons

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

KAS865

Catalogue Number

KAS 865

Material

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

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

Status

extant

Location

Maidstone Museum

Collection

Kent Archaeological Society

Category ID

shield

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