Sword mount & ring by Unknown Artist

1) A hollow cast mount in a pyramidal form with eight triangles on each face with niello-inlaid recesses inbetween.


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.

Venue details

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire Danes Terrace, LINCOLN Lincolnshire LN2 1LP 01522 550990 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

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