Iron sword sheath with iron chape and belt loop. The front plate is now in three pieces, one break coinciding with a recent bend (the overall coating of mud had broken away on the line where the sword was bent). The scabbard is 557 mm long and 53 mm wide at the top (so the sword must have been a tight fit), and its mouth is campanulate and 12 mm high. A reinforce, 3 mm deep but now badly corroded, crossed the front plate just below the mouth, its terminals attached by rivets to the edges of the back plate. The borders of the front plate are defined by grooves about 10 mm from the edges, and filled with cross-hatching above the chape, and linked arcs within the chape. Where the surface is well preserved, punched dots can also be distinguished, at the sides of the crosses and alongside the arcs. The back plate overlaps the front plate with quite narrow (about 3 mm wide), flat overlaps. The suspension loop is centred about a third of the way down the scabbard, with the top of its upper loop plate 129 mm below the mouth. Its overall length is 88 mm, and the loop plates are rounded and have projections - a tongue at the top and a pelta at the bottom. The loop itself is rectangular, about 43 mm long and 18.5 mm wide (waisted to 15.5 mm wide). The chape is 136 mm high, with terminal mouldings at the top of the frame. It is bridged front and back, central to the mouldings and 10 to 12 mm below the top, the front bridge being neatly ribbed. The chape end is open and rounded, and thickened at the bottom, with bulbous finials and a slight cordon on each side. The scabbard has been repaired in antiquity, along the right edge of the back plate, where a broken overlap was replaced by an iron strip 10 mm wide riveted to the inside edge of the back plate and curved to overlap the front plate. Now 80 mm long (originally at least 86 mm), it was attached by six rivets. Just above is the mark of a second very similar repair alongside the suspension loop, where a strip 35 mm long had been attached by four rivets. Perhaps the two lines of rivets attached a single strip, of which only the 80 mm length survives. Much of the scabbard was covered with mineral-replaced fabric. On the front it was well preserved over the entire length of the chape, extending to 30 mm above; elsewhere it could be distinguished in several places up to 120 mm below the mouth. On the back the replaced fabric was less well preserved, but again it covered the full length of the chape.
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