Pocklington Iron Age shield following cleaning and restoration work
[Credit: MAP Archaeological Practice]
The shield was part of an impressive ‘warrior grave’ find uncovered at a Persimmon Homes ‘The Mile’ development last year and now a preservation project has revealed its full glory.
The remarkably preserved bronze shield was found laid face down in the cart of an upright chariot, which had been drawn by two ponies.
The skeleton of a post 46-year-old male was laid upon the shield and is considered to be the shield’s owner.
Experts say it is the most important British Celtic art object of the Millennium.
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