The mount is from a sword scabbard.

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.

Moyse's Hall Museum

Moyses Hall Museum, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1DX
01284 706 183

Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 12noon – 4pm

Last entry one hour before closing Closed Bank Holidays

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