Mount from a shield or lyre

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Object type: Mount
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 21/07/2021
Location: Britwell, Oxfordshire


Dating to c. 7th century this is thought to be a mount from either the apex of a Anglo-Saxon shield or a lyre. Similar mounts were found fitted to lyres in graves, including Sutton Hoo, although these examples were gilded.