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Iron shield boss with wood remains

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posted on 27.10.2021, 15:31 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Iron shield-boss: diam. 16.5cm, height 7.8cm. Low conical dome with spike and small button on top; slight carination at sides above a sloping waist and broad flange 2.5cm wide. Originally five iron disc-headed rivets diam. 2.2cm around flange. Wood remains under flange, all with grain in one direction. Flange damaged, most recently.

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Grave ID

Sarre Grave Unk

Object ID

SarUnk_shieldboss9

Catalogue Number

Unaccessioned

Material

iron, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; iron, wood) (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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