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Record ID: HAMP-4318F9
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval (c.1200-1340) copper alloy sword pommel of Ward Perkins' Type VIII, 'wheel' type. It is circular in shape with an octagonal cross-section, and solid with a tapering central rectangular slot carrying traces of iron from the missing tang. Its side view also tapers from base to top. Both faces have a grooved central shield (triangular with the long edges curved slightly outwards), one bearing three lions passant guardant (the arms of England before 1340) and the other a lion rampant (arms of Poitou, and also for Edmund, Earl of Cornwall). The object has a smooth, very light blu…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: OXON-4310B2
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An iron pommel from a medieval or early post-medieval dagger or knife, c. AD 1300-1550. The pommel is sub-rectangular in plan and T-shaped in section, having the remains of an integral tang that is now broken. The pommel has raised ribs moulded on the edge and extending onto the top, repeated each side with the remains of a raised rib horizontally through the length of the pommel. Below the main cap is a recessed circumferential moulding above a lower rib, which is also circumferential. Below this the pyramidal head of the tang narrows into aa rounded shank, where the tang is now broke…
Created on: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 14th February 2019
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Record ID: SF-963C96
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian/Viking) sword pommel cap, dating to AD 930-1000. The hollow piece has a moulded design depicting two boar heads facing outwards and a sub-trapezoidal central moulding between them. The full-rounded boar heads bear accurate details of the snout, the tusks and the eyes; both faces have a two sunken and notched lines depicting the boars mouths. The heads are finished with gilt and silver inlays. The central moulding has a concave upper edge and its outer face is decorated with a symmetric design depicting a zoomorphic face gnas…
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bildeston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-5965A6
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy pommel from a sword or dagger in the shape of a human bust dating to the later Iron Age (150-1 BC). The bust is moulded in three dimensions, with the lower edge of the shoulder line demarcated by an incised groove which runs around both sides of the object. The bust ends here, at approximately the point of the clavicle. Iron staining on the sides of the shoulder appear to be from the end of the sword rather than expansions at the sides. Directly below this is a sub-rectangular attachment, much marked by iron decay, where the pommel would once have attached to the sword…
Created on: Saturday 2nd February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fitzhead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-065AFB
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper alloy sword or dagger pommel, dating to the period c.AD 1500-1600. The object consists of four lobes, radiating from a central circular tang hole, each separated by an incised groove. These lobes are not uniform in size, and are raised slightly at the edges. The pommel narrows towards the base which is circular in plan, and the incised grooves continue to run down the sides, each at a 45 degree angle. The object has a dark brown patina with traces of orange iron residue where the upper surface is worn. The object measures 11.68mm in height. 29.69mm in diameter a…
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Misterton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-F1516C
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval or Post Medieval (12th to 17th century) sword pommel or guard, possibly: The pommel/guard is made from cast copper alloy which is sub-oval in section with truncated terminals. The base is concave with a fragment of iron tang protruding from a perforation in the centre. The side faces has a central vertical, rectangular groove with a ridge either side which continues across the upper face. One side terminal has an asymmetrical protrusion which is obliquely angled and on one face has three wavy grooves, with two low-relief pellets below. The opposite face has two slight horizont…
Created on: Monday 28th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
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Record ID: HESH-A423D5
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An elaborate cast and enamelled copper alloy pommel from a small sword or dagger of Medieval date (1150-1350). The pommel is broadly rectangular in plan and profile; in broad shape it is a stylised crown with a broad central lis and two bi-foliate side fleurs, the details of which are picked out within an openwork design. The right hand fleur is lost due to an old patinated break which is flush with the body of the pommel. The petals of the lis and side fleurs conjoin. A small sub-rectangular cast hole (measuring 5.7mm x 3.8mm) is present on the upper edge positioned at the peak of the…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-28160B
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper alloy handle for a knife or dagger dated to the Post Medieval to Modern period (c. AD 1800-1950). The handle appears to be complete though has been broken into two halves post deposition. No remains of the blade are present. The handle is decorated with an intricate engraved broadly linear design running along the length of the grip and looping at the pommel. In between the linear decoration on the grip are short diagonal lines facing inwards, forming a feather-like pattern. There is a circular indent at the base of the pommel possibly once holding a glass or stone…
Created on: Thursday 13th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: NLM-94BA66
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver knife pommel, as kindly identified by the finder. A sub-rectangular sheet metal cap for the handle of a small knife, probably of scale tang construction. The top is slightly concave and bears a medial incised line flanked by converging diagonal strokes. The opposed broad sides each bear an incised border limiting an area occupied by triangular and curved figures with closely-spaced lines running across them, perhaps veined leaves; the other sides are plain. The execution compares with that appearing on iconographic finger rings of early post-medieval date. One broad side was par…
Created on: Thursday 6th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 10th December 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Burnham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-D3A281
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy, iron and mineral-preserved organic [?wood] knife handle. A handle from an iron knife whose tang passes into ?wood, now impregnated with ferrous corrosion products from the tang [of uncertain form. A pommel or cap has probably been lost, as is the blade. The handle is sheathed with a tapered hexagonal section sleeve [thickness 0.5mm] bearing a panel of incised decoration on each of its facets. The four narrower facets fall into two pairs. One pair bear bordered chevrons oriented towards the blade, flanking one of the two broader panels. This illustrates a rear view of a ma…
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Muckton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-7E8A83
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy medieval sword wheel pommel (Ward perkins 1940, Type VIII), of Medieval datings (AD 1200 - 1500). The pommel is sub-circular in plan, with two flat faces, a chamfered edge and a flat edge running around the circumference. The pommel is hollow with a rectangular perforation in the base and a sub-rectangular, damaged perforation in the apex, through which the tang of the sword would have run. The pommel is decorated across all surfaces. One of the faces of the pommel has a panel with a shield shape surrounded by incised lines forming v shapes, enclosed within a circle…
Created on: Friday 23rd November 2018
Last updated: Friday 30th November 2018
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Record ID: KENT-293012
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn cast copper-alloy Medieval possible pommel in the form of an eagle or griffin head, . Description: The pommel is hollow and takes the form of a simplified eagle or griffin head. It has the detail of the beak, eyes and nostrils picked out in raised relief decoration, some detail of the head is also shown although no feathers are shown. The eyes are not evenly placed giving it a slightly google eyed appearance, the eyes may originally have had glass eye settings. There is a small sub-rectangular opening on the top of its head likely to allow the tang to lock it in place and a la…
Created on: Monday 19th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th January 2019
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Record ID: DOR-C40540
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete copper-alloy sword pommel cap of the 'cocked hat' type. The pommel cap is an elongate, rectangular based pyramidal form.The underside is deeply hollow. At one short side is the remnant of an integral attachment lug with a ridge behind it along the edge, the opposite side imore damaged, but retains traces of a ridge along the edge. The two long faces of the pyramid are decorated with an incised double stranded framing band. Date: Early Medieval - c. 410 - 720 Dimensions: 39 mm x 14 mm x 17 mm Weight: 14.46 g Several similar pommel caps are recorded on the PAS database - e…
Created on: Friday 2nd November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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Record ID: LIN-972E48
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete copper-alloy and iron knife pommel. Cast Y-shaped pommel for a small scale tanged knife; the stub of the iron tang projects from the base of the pommel. The branches of the pommel terminate with flat and projecting step surfaces. Abraded. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1500-1600. Height: 15mm, Width: 12mm, Thickness: 8mm, Weight: 5.75gms
Created on: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Last updated: Monday 12th November 2018
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Record ID: SUR-06EA77
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post-Medieval copper alloy sword or dagger pommel dating to the late 15th - 16th century. The pommel is crushed but was originally circular in shape with a bi-convex profile. The upper surface of the pommel is domed, with a central circular hole with an engraved border. The surface is heavilly coroded and engraved with radial pairs of lines which divide the area into five or six sectors, each of which has engraved decoration in the form of foliate or scrollwork, possibly with lettering, although this is no longer decipherable. The underside is an open hole, revealing a hollow interior.
Created on: Wednesday 24th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th October 2018
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Record ID: SOM-60F39B
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A domed, gilded, cast copper alloy object, possibly a dagger or knife pommel of probable medieval or early post-medieval date, about AD1300 - 1700. The piece is circular in outline and highly domed with angled sides and rounded top. The sides have extensive remains of gilding. The concave back is entirely filled with iron corrosion apart from a small rectangular slot that runs through the corrosion and appears to hold remains of a grained iron substance, either wrought iron or organic material filled with iron corrosion. The copper alloy dome is 19.1mm in diameter, 11.0mm tall and 2.…
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-5E3BBF
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A medieval copper alloy dagger in the form of a hollow oblate spheroid with a central, circular perforation on one face (7.2mm diameter) and a larger, square perforation, 9.2mm wide, diametrically opposite. There is no decoration.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: SUR-5E2331
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval to early Post Medieval copper alloy dagger pommel, 35.9mm in length, in the form of a hollow oblate spheroid. There is a circular perforation in the end measuring 6.3mm in diameter and a larger, round hole measuring 11.8mm in diameter within a neck which protrudes around 6.5mm out from the opposite side, presumably to fit the handle. The object is undecorated.
Created on: Tuesday 16th October 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: CORN-F252BD
Object type: SCABBARD
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy scabbard hook decorated with a groove in the shape of an S at the widest section of the body. The lower terminal of the hook has been bent over at right angles to the main body but would have originally been straight. The top of the hook is broken where it attached to the scabbard. The hook is made of a strip of metal, narrower at the top and bottom curving out to a wider section in the middle. There is a collar above the middle section and the foot of the hook ends in a small rounded knop with a collar above it. The back of the hook is mostly flat with a slight conca…
Created on: Thursday 11th October 2018
Last updated: Saturday 27th October 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-77EF12
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Late Medieval to Post Medieval dagger pommel dating from about AD 1450 - 1550. The pommel is sub-circular and domed with a rectangular slot at the apex to accomodate the tang of the missing blade. The upper hemisphere of the pommel is decorated with six wide grooves, giving the pommel a sexfoil appearence. The lower hemipshere is faceted with six sides, making it hexagonal. The underside is open, leaving a large sub-oval opening. This copper alloy shell would probably have been filled with lead to weight the pommel to balance the missing blade. It is 30.4mm long, 27.4mm …
Created on: Friday 5th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 9th November 2018
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