Anglo-Saxon 'Group 1.2 Carinated' Shield Boss 021424

Anglo-Saxon 'Group 1.2 Carinated' Shield Boss 021424
Anglo-Saxon 'Group 1.2 Carinated' Shield Boss
Iron, 370 grams, 115 mm diameter. Circa 6th century AD. A forged shield boss of Group 1.2 with a low, flat cone and very sharp carination onto the sidewall. Shieldbosses of this type are a notable feature of the Upper Thames and Wessex regions, where it was in use over many generations. Reference: Dickinson, T. and Härke, Early Anglo-Saxon Shields, Archaeologia vol.110, London, 1992 p.10-13. Fair condition, sidewall and flange missing. Provenance: found Wiltshire, England.
 
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