SWORD

Unique ID: LEIC-9E67F6

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Late early medieval copper alloy sword pommel, 54mm long, 26mm high and 18mm wide. The object is in good condition and weighs 59.12grams. The pommel is sub triangular in form with a rounded base and sub rectangular in section. It is a tri-lobed type and is complete. It consists of a central sub hexagonal section which has a rounded upper surface containing a small rectangular hole for the tang. Either side of this is a smaller sub rectangular area, again with a rounded upper surface, and each side termintaes in a sub triangular protrusion. The object has a shiny silver like surface, suggesting a high tin content. The Pommel fits Petersons type L, as the largest number of these types have been found in Scandinavia (K Leahy, pers comm), it can be considered a 'Viking' artefact.

Class: pommel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ascribed Culture: Viking [scope notes| view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Length: 54 mm
Width: 26 mm
Thickness: 18 mm
Weight: 59.12 g
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Wendy Scott - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy - [ view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands
County: Staffordshire
District: East Staffordshire
Parish: Burton Upon Trent

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2624
Four figure Latitude: 52.812922 Four figure longitude: -1.615696
1:25K map: SK2624
1:10K map: SK22SE
WOEID: 26346143
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Friday 9th September 2011
Updated: Monday 19th September 2011

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