STAFFS-E9D202: A gold sword pommel

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Unique ID: STAFFS-E9D202

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold fitting from the side of a sword pommel, a cabochon garnet is present (trapezoid).

Class: Pommel

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.4 mm
Width: 16 mm
Weight: 1.82 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Eljas Oksanen
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: BA 0258

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Secondary material: Gem
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: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: STAFFS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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