Acquisition (From) :: Pretty, Edith M to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1939 ::, Appeared in exhibition :: G2 Changing Museum ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Bruce-Mitford 1978 Fig.284-285 ::, Consists of :: gold ::, Dimension Length :: 76.00mm ::, Dimension Width :: 2.00mm ::, Found (in) :: Sutton Hoo ::, Located in gallery :: G2/dc158 :: 26 Oct 2011, Object type :: mount ::, Production Period / Culture :: Early Anglo-Saxon ::, Production date :: early 7thC ::, Subject :: animal ::, Uses technique :: punched ::
Exhibition label :: G2 Changing Museum :: Gold mounts A number of very fine gold mounts were found in the ship burial. The most elaborate of these consists of a gold ring with an attached strip, all made from filigree and set with red garnet gems. It appears to have been made for mounting onto a narrow rod or wand. Anglo-Saxon, AD early 600s
Gold mount consisting of a narrow, fluted strip with a plain back and the front decorated with two flutings. One end is bent over, with a rounded tip; the other end has an animal head terminal with two punched eyes, long tapering snout and a hole for a rivet or nail above the head.