The mount is from a sword scabbard.
Pyramidal sword scabbard mount by Unknown Artist, early 7th century
© Moyse's Hall Museum
- Gold sheet, gold filigree & garnet
- 1.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,750 ( Total: £20,000)
- Acquired in:
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
It has the shape of a hollow pyramid and is made from four sheets of gold soldered edge-to-edge with the joints of the visible surface disguised by beaded filigree. Each face is ornamented with a knotted, snake-like zoomorph.
Found with a metal detector near Bury St. Edmunds; declared Treasure in 2000.