Iron sword and copper alloy sheath. The blade of a sword visible only through splits at the edges of the copper-alloy scabbard. It has been about 830 mm long and some 40 mm wide. It lacks a tang, but there is a copper-alloy hilt end with a rib on top. The hilt end is decorated front and back with circles within bands that taper to exaggerate its arc and then expand towards the edges. The circles on the back have been engraved or stamped in the original wax and have hatched backgrounds, but the four central circles on the front are hollowed, possibly for applied ornament. The scabbard is in quite good condition, but for most of its length the two plates have split apart. It is 851 mm long and 45 mm wide at the top, with very little taper even within the chape. The back plate overlaps the front. The mouth is campanulate and 14 mm high; below it on the front plate is a panel of apparently chased ornament, a triscele with a basketry hatched background. Below this ornament is an openwork circular panel, bordered top and bottom by separate strips, each attached by three rivets (most of the upper strip now lost). The whole of this appliqué is 44 mm deep, with its top 23 mm below the mouth of the scabbard. The circular openwork panel comprises a ring enclosing a broad figure-of-eight shape centred on two adjoining roundels. The pelta shapes above and below the roundels, and at the sides of the figure-of-eight, are perforations cut from the copper-alloy sheet. The sides of the figures-of-eight have cross-hatched panels attached to the scabbard plate by four rivets. The outer ring is also cross-hatched and secured by four rivets. The two roundels held applied ornament (lost) fixed by two surviving rivets in each roundel; the larger central rivets have been filed flat and represent either an earlier version or an unfinished scheme. On the back plate the suspension loop is 20 mm wide with short rounded loop plates, each attached by two rivets - a larger rivet near the loop and a smaller rivet near the outer edge of the loop plate. The entire length is 59.5 mm. The loop plates are simply decorated with fan shapes and circles, now quite worn, and the sides of the loop and loop plates have been notched. Slight grooves define the edges of the back plate, and there are three minor repairs where the edges have split and been mended by pieces of copper alloy riveted to the back plate and wrapped over the overlap. The uppermost repair, now lost, has been a shaped clip; the second, on the opposite side, is a strip 26 mm long attached to the inside; and the third, now represented only by a pair of rivet holes, was probably similar to the second. The chape is 298 mm long and 39 mm wide at the top. The bridge, frame and four tags for attaching rungs have been cut from copper-alloy sheet, and the chape end has been cast on. There are no clamps, but instead an S-shaped piece of copper alloy has been attached to the front plate by two large-headed rivets and six smaller rivets. The bridge is 9.5 mm deep, set 3-4 mm below the top of the frame, and bordered top and bottom by lines of punched dots. The upper part of one edge of the frame has been lost. Four tags projecting from the frame on the back still retain the rivets that once attached a pair of rungs, whose positions can also be distinguished in the patina. The chape end is long and relatively broad at the bottom. Its finials are hooked and linked, and its moulded finishes have been linked on the front (now broken) but not on the back. There are blow holes at the top of the chape end on one side. Below the bridge, a central rivet with a petalled head helped to stop the chape from sliding down the scabb
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