NCL-6ACEB3: Early Medieval Anglo-Scandinavian sword pommel

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Unique ID: NCL-6ACEB3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper-alloy sword pommel of Early Medieval Anglo-Scandinavian date, c. 900-1100.

The pommel has a base that crecentic base that curves towards the outer edges, with five rounded lobes that increase in size towards the centre. The central lobe has a sub-rectangular-shaped perforation on its outer face, through which tang of the sword would have originally passed. The pommel is mostly hollow. There are no rivets on the pommel, which suggests it was held in place simply by the hammered tang.

This is a sword pommel of late Early-Medieval date and of probable Viking/Anglo-Scandinavian origin. It belongs to Petersen's (1919) L type VI pommels, a fusion of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian fashions, it dates from the 10th or 11th century.

Class: Pommel
Sub class: Petersen L type VI

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 900
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 25.21 mm
Width: 57.42 mm
Thickness: 4.11 mm
Weight: 57.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 13th October 2011 - Thursday 10th November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Wood Enderby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2862
Four figure Latitude: 53.139785
Four figure longitude: -0.08792
1:25K map: TF2862
1:10K map: TF26SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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