LEIC-9E67F6: Early Medieval copper alloy sword pommel

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Unique ID: LEIC-9E67F6

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Late early medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) 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 and is a fusion of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian styles.

Class: pommel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Exactly AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Kevin Leahy

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: South Derbyshire (District)
Parish or ward: Newton Solney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2624
Four figure Latitude: 52.81292189
Four figure longitude: -1.61569598
1:25K map: SK2624
1:10K map: SK22SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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