Mileham sword pommel
- Art Funded
- 2.4 x 1.15 x 1.2 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £600 (Total: £800)
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
This sword pommel is unusual as it is made from gilded silver and decorated with a type of ornament most commonly seen on high-status and prestige objects. The sword to which this pommel was originally attached must have been a prestige weapon, probably with an aristocratic owner. This work was acquired with the support of the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Discovered by a metal detectorist in Mileham, Norfolk and declared Treasure in 2007.