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Battersea shield
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This is a rare example of an Iron Age shield from Britain. It has survived only because it was thrown or placed in the River Thames, where many weapons were offered as sacrifices.

The shield was not made for serious warfare. It is too short, and even with its original wooden backing the thin sheet bronze and complicated decoration would be easily destroyed. Instead, it was probably made for flamboyant display. The highly polished bronze and glinting red glass would have made for a great spectacle.

This shield is one of the most well-known pieces of early Celtic art from Britain. The domed boss in the middle of the central roundel is designed to protect the handle that was originally on the other side. The overall design is highlighted eith 27 framed studs of red glass in four different sizes, the largest set at the centre of the boss.

Battersea shield


Found in the River Thames at Battersea Bridge, London, England, Iron Age, 350-50 BC.
L. 77,7 cm.




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