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Unique ID: LVPL-FC08C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy dagger pommel dating to the Medieval period. The object is semi-circular in plan and domed. The object is hollow. At the top of the object is a sub-square opening and at the base a wide oval opening. The openings would have allowed the tang of the dagger to pass through the pommel. The opening at the top of the object is 6.67mm wide and 6.06mm in length. At the base of the object the opening measures 23.10mm in width and 6.81mm in length. At each end of the base of the object is a circular depression for attachment.

The object has a brownish green patina. This type of pommel has been dated to the 11th - 12th century in Oakeshott: 'Records of the Medieval Sword' Boydell Press, 1991.

Class: Pommel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 47.58 mm
Width: 18.08 mm
Thickness: 19.08 mm
Weight: 40 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
To be known as: Ipstones

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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