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Three iron shield board mounts with white-metal plated? copper-alloy ?heads; wood remains

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:50 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Three shield studs, diam. 3.5cm. Identical corrosion suggests all from same grave. Much wood with grain going one way on underside. Tops obscured, but slight glimpses of bronze showing through accretions on all three, indicates heads bronze or bronze or silver plated, rivets iron. Shanks have round washer at back. Corrosion and preservation suggests prob. Gilton.

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Grave ID

Unknown

Object ID

Sh-St-U-7-9

Catalogue Number

Sh.St.U.7, 8 & 9

Material

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

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shield board mounts (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; shield studs) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Category ID

shield

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