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EARLY MEDIEVAL SHIELD

Fragment of an Early Medieval, Anglo-Saxon, iron shield boss. Low, conical body, straight sided and surmounted by an apex button set on a short rod. The absence of the flange makes classification difficult but the side wall had an over-hanging carination. In Bayliss and Hines classification (2013, 148-62) this boss can be placed in SB1a and was seen to date to before AD 565. In Dickinson and Härke…