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sköldbuckla

The shield boss has a wide flange and a smooth dome which makes it belong to Hjardar & Vike's Type E - although it has rather high vertical walls and a flatter top, there is not well-defined "neck" between the flange and the dome. The boss is unusual in that is has a hole at the centre of the dome. The hole is 4.9 mm in diameter, and appears to have been punched out from the inside: there is a lit…