Remains Of A Bracket In Silver-gilt Sheet, Trimmed With Reeded Strip
- Object Number: STKMG:2010.LH.10.608
- Simple Name: bracket
- Summary: REMAINS OF A BRACKET IN SILVER-GILT SHEET, TRIMMED WITH REEDED STRIP. Nineteen joined fragments make up the incomplete bracket [K171, K193, K196, K206, K611, K630, K631, K632, K818, K1090, K1326, K1350, K1504, K1594, K1596, K1626], a pair with bracket 607. It originally wrapped three sides of an object (W. 36mm; D. 17mm), possibly a wooden shaft, but was open at the reverse (and it is missing its base, see bracket 607). The front has remains of a rectangular slot (L. 11mm; W. 7mm). Four fixing-holes remain around the finished top edge; one short (L. 5mm) silver rivet is in situ. The gilding is one side only. Two types of reeded strip were probably fitted to it originally, forming trims to the top and bottom edges (see bracket 607). Three fragments (joined from seven originally) [K162, K190, K841, K889, K1100, K1331, K2166] remain of a narrower strip (L. largest 33mm; W. 8mm; Th. 1mm), two of which have finished ends (it is possible some of these fragments were actually part of bracket 607). The wider strip (L. 108.5mm; W. 14mm; Th. 1mm) has been rebuilt from thirteen fragments [K35, K147, K526, K628, K750, K1130, K1213, K1553, K1576, K1678, K1689], but again two small non-joining pieces [L. 16mm/28mm [K43, K776, K922, K1151, K1208] could be from either bracket. Wear/marks: ?light wear. Around the top of the bracket is a scored line, offset 11mm from and parallel with the edge, and it is accompanied by tarnishing. Both match the width of the narrower strip. There is also an impression around the rectangular slot, from whatever was fixed in it, and a possible tool mark on the front. Set: pair with bracket 608.
- Terms:Early Medieval
- Terms:Staffordshire Hoard
- Credit: Owned jointly with Birmingham Museum Trust. Purchased with support from the Art Fund and public appeal.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery