Embossed-Boss

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Embossed-Boss
SKU: AH6755B
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Product Name:Embossed-Boss

SKU: AH6755B

Features

  • ornate round brass shield boss
  • embossed details featuring a seated central figure, outer ring of serpents on either side intermingled with inward turned facial profiles, topped with a Roman Eagle
  • weight 8 lbs
  • Overall outer diameter: 9.5". Interior diameter of dome 4.6"

Description

An ornate round brass shield boss, based one a piece from the Guttmann Collection. This stunning shield boss has fine embossed details featuring a seated central figure, outer ring of serpents on either side intermingled with inward turned facial profiles, topped with a Roman Eagle, weighs approx. 8 lbs, has an Overall outer diameter: 9.5", and interior diameter of dome 4.6"

Historical Period

To date, the archeological evidence indicates that the boss was circular in shape and made of iron. Early examples of the 5th through the 7th centuries were carinated.

Inspiration

copy of a museum piece from the Guttmann Collection