The Bruton Sword by Unknown Artist

The Bruton Sword, a 9th century Anglo-Saxon sword with tapering double edged blade and an iron hilt with short tapering quillions.

Details

Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
16 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £2,100)
Acquired in:
1986
Vendor:
Peter Dale Ltd

The blade is pattern welded and retains small patches of wood from the scabbard and of cloth from its cover. The pommel is missing.

Provenance

Discovered near Bruton, Somerset, 1984. Private collection, Stuttgart.

Venue details

The Museum of Somerset Taunton Castle, Castle Gree, TAUNTON Somerset TA1 4AA 01823 278805 www.museumofsomerset.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Open Bank Holiday Mon
Closed one week in Jan, see website for details

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