Jope, E. M. and Shorer, P. H T. (1971). The Witham Lincolnshire shield. In: n.e. Prehistoric and Roman Studies. pp. 61-69.

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The Witham Lincolnshire shield
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Prehistoric and Roman Studies
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61 - 69
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A brief description of the shield with discussion of its origins and date, and a note on the making of an electrotype replica. The shield consists of a thin bronze facing, formerly fixed on wood, made in two sheets whose longitudinal join is concealed by a spine with elaborately modelled central umbo and terminal discs. Two main themes in the patterns are the whorl-leaf with strand at the tip, and the dot-ended vein line. There is no need to see the shadowy boar-figure as a relic of an earlier phase of use. The archaism and exotic nature of the themes in this important piece make it necessary to pick out the latest influences; these belong to late 3rd or 2nd century BC in the Alpine Celtic fringes. A similar structure, but with decoration of Eastern Celtic type, is seen on the Wandsworth shield boss. The neighbourhood of Lincoln would be a reasonable place of manufacture for the Witham shield, and the actual find-spot suggests funerary ritual in a boat. Appended is a technical description of the electrotyping process, in course of which further details of design and repair were seen.
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E M Jope
P H T Shorer
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1971
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Shield (Auto Detected Subject)
Funerary Ritual (Auto Detected Subject)
Late 3rd (Auto Detected Temporal)
2nd Century Bc (Auto Detected Temporal)
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05 Dec 2008