South Cadbury shield

This Yetholm-type shield is 66 cm in diameter and less than 1 mm thick. It is decorated with over 6,000 individually-stamped bosses. The metal is too thin for the shield to have been used in battle. Instead it served as a symbol of the ownerês importance. The shield dates from the period 1350-1150 BC.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 110/1998/1
Collection Class
metal, bronze
Common Name
South Cadbury shield
Simple Name
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2500-700 BC)
Production Date
1350-1150 BC

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