Thesaurus Term/Concept: SHIELD BOSS

Identifier 95241
Status Preferred
Index? Yes
Scope Note A convex, usually round, piece of metal or other material mounted at the centre of a shield. Originally serving a practical purpose in deflecting blows and providing a mounting for the grip, it later developed into an ornamental feature.

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Find Type SHIELD BOSS (Early Medieval Colchester I. - 550 AD to 725 AD)
Find Type SHIELD BOSS (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)