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

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


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

The Museum of Somerset

Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA
01823 255088

Opening times

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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