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WHA_413JN

Shield facing in sheet bronze. 400-300 BC. From the river Witham near Lincoln. The boss is ornamented with complex raised and engraved motifs highlighted with red coral stud. It exhibits great style, quality and technical expertise yet re-used sheet bronze forms the facing. The outline of a stylised boar disappears behind the boss: it is preserved in differential corrosion and nail holes and belongs to the original period of use.

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World History Archive
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Shield facing in sheet bronze. 400-300 BC. From the river Witham near Lincoln. The boss is ornamented with complex raised and engraved motifs highlighted with red coral stud. It exhibits great style, quality and technical expertise yet re-used sheet bronze forms the facing. The outline of a stylised boar disappears behind the boss: it is preserved in differential corrosion and nail holes and belongs to the original period of use.