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sax-sheath

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1908,0801.427-428

  • Description

    Two fragments of silver binding: of U-shaped section strip; 427 has a central swelling and 428 has a central rivet attachment with a washer under the domed head and perforations for a missing rivet towards one end; from sax sheath.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 7 centimetres (surviving (427))
    • Length: 3.9 centimetres (surviving (428))
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)

    For comments re. entire collection see 1908,0801.393

    Provenance:
    Gutenstein, Kr. Stockach (now Sigmaringen-Gutenstein, Kr. Sigmaringen), Baden-Württemberg, Germany; "aus den Reihengräbern" (Edelmann 1889); for discussion of whether fragments belong to a find made with the "Gutenstein Sword" in Berlin, see Zürn and Schiek below, with bibliography. The reference in MS catalogue, p. 41 no. 35, "gehört zweifellos zu der Eulenstein'schen Schwertscheide zu Berlin" cannot be correct as the mounts are of copper alloy.

    Published:
    STEIN F. 1967. Adelsgräber des achten Jahrhunderts in Deutschland, 2 vols, Germanische Denkmäler der Völkerwanderungszeit, Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts zu Frankfurt am Main Ser A, IX. Berlin, p. 269, fig. 40:10
    ZÜRN H. and SCHIEK S. 1969. Die Sammlung Edelmann im Britischen Museum zu London, Urkunden zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte aus Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern 3. Stuttgart, p. 28, pl.34:1 and 2

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1908

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1908,0801.427-428

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