Reeded strip in silver-gilt, 5mm wide
- Object Number: STKMG:2010.LH.10.608
- Simple Name: reeded strip
- Summary: Reeded strip in silver-gilt, 5mm wide. Found in seventeen Fragments, some rejoined; three lengths are c . 100mm or more; two short lengths are curved [K507, K1327, K5076 ; K2127] ; one short piece with two finished ends was possibly a clip [K2124, K2125] . The pattern comprises two pairs of reeds either side of a channel. Holes were punched regularly every 9-;12mm along the central channel. Ends mainly finished straight; one is slightly angled [K683] . Total surviving length c . 600mm. Gilding both sides. One curved length [K507, K1327, K5076]has a silver nail in situ (L. 9mm); it is bent and was possibly folded on the reverse originally (suggesting a material thickness of c . 5mm). Wear/marks: light wear. One Fragment [K683]has an additional fixing-hole off centre, placed between two original holes, and is possibly a repair. L. largest 116.5mm; W. 5-;6mm; Th. 1mm; Wt 15.18g; X-ray: L95, L101, L124, L139
- Terms:Early Medieval
- Terms:Staffordshire Hoard
- Additional Notes: Part of The Staffordshire Hoard - the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever discovered. The discovery was made in 2009 and mainly consists of fragments and fittings from high status warrior equipment. Many of these precious fittings were damaged when they were ripped and torn from swords, armour, and other gear. The Hoard was probably buried between 650-675AD. The collection is jointly owned by The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and Birmingham Museums Trust. Purchased with support from the Art Fund and public appeal.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery