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Wandsworth Shield Boss


Jeffrey King
by British Museum
published on 04 June 2019
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A 4th - 2nd Century BCE copper alloy shield boss from Wandsworth, England. This shield boss is approximately 32.8 centimeters (12.9 inches) in diameter, and was once fixed to the front of a wooden shield by six rivets. The shield boss is Celtic, decorated in the La Tene style which originated in Iron Age Central Europe. Although the shield boss is circular, the shield it was attached to was probably oblong like other examples of La Tene shields with circular bosses.

From the British Museum in London.

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