Sword pommel cast in two pieces riveted together.
Anglo-Saxon sword pommel by Unknown Artist, 780800
© British Museum
- Gilded silver
- 6 x 10 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £20,000 ( Total: £57,350)
- Acquired in:
- W Stowell
It is decorated on both sides with openwork friezes of animal heads, and with complex designs of interlacing animals, plant scrolls and knotwork.
Found at Royal Oak Farm, Beckley, Oxfordshire, by the vendor.