STAFFS-99E416: Silver sword pommel fragment

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Unique ID: STAFFS-99E416

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

One end of a silver pommel fragment.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Class: Pommel

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T394


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.5 mm
Height: 12 mm
Width: 12.2 mm
Weight: 3.28 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: BA 0196
Treasure case number: 2009T394

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Controlled archaeological investigation
Current location: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: STAFFS
Created: 8 years ago

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