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Iron shield boss with white-metal plated apex and a white-metall plated ?copper-alloy flange rivet

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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:07 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Shield boss, height 8.2cm, diam. 14.8cm. Carinated boss with low con-shaped dome above ridge carination, short vertical waist and broad flange, width 2cm. Button on top of dome, covered with sheet silver disc. 5 disc-headed studs around flange - mostly covered with rust, but one silver-plated. The two intact studs have bronze washers at back. The boss very corroded and covered in fine sand, so is probably from Gilton.Catalogue number almost certainly incorrect.According to the Gatty Slips, catalogue number M 6247 belongs to a shield boss from Kingston grave 2. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Guilton Grave Unk

Object ID

M6247

Catalogue Number

M 6247?

Material

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

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

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

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Category ID

shield

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