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Pocklington chariot burial
« on: December 05, 2019, 10:10:03 AM »
Article from the Yorkshire Post.  Nice stuff about the shield.  Interestingly, evidence of possible battle damage, which would suggest these fancy shields were used, not just displayed.
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Re: Pocklington chariot burial
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2019, 10:21:08 AM »
The bronze shield-facing is made up of two crescentic plates around a central boss, which is very similar indeed to the nearby Grimthorpe shield - though it has been suggested that the latter is an assmblage of bits rather than a complete shield. Looks like it's a local fashion.
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