1) A hollow cast mount in a pyramidal form with eight triangles on each face with niello-inlaid recesses inbetween.
Sword mount & ring by Unknown Artist, late 6th century
© The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
- 1) silver & malachite; 2) silver
- 1) 16 x 16mm; 2) diameter: 17mm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,800 ( Total: £2,000)
- Acquired in:
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Five of the triangles are gilded and the mount is set with a square-cut malachite at the apex (illustrated). 2) The ring has a punched decoration with triangular designs around the edges and thunder signs around the median.
Discovered by a metal detector user, declared Treasure in 2003.
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