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a. Gold sword-pommel of cocked-hat form, comprising five curved panels decorated with inlaid cloisonné garnet work, including quatrefoil and step-cut cells. Each panel is divided by lines of very thick beaded wire. On either side of the pommel are two rivets, each with beaded wire collars, which attach the pommel to the guard plates 1939,1010.21-22. The pommel itself sits on a long oval base-plate.
b. Gold filigree collar from pommel.
c. Small gold rivet from pommel, set on perspex.
- early 7thC
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Length: 5.3 centimetres
- Width: 1.7 centimetres
- Weight: 51.29 grammes (incl upper plate no. 20)
Part of 1939,1010.95
2002 13 Mar-26 Sep, Woodbridge, The National Trust-Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Warriors
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
The beaded wire bordering the garnet-inlaid panels is very worn in places.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: MCS15918
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