sword fragment and hilt (The Abingdon Sword)
 
 
 

sword fragment and hilt (The Abingdon Sword)

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Description
sword fragment and hilt (The Abingdon Sword); silver mounts inlaid with niello (Trewhiddle style); the guard features interlacing animal motifs; the ornament on the upper guard represents the symbols of the Evangelists; the pommel incorporates two outward looking animal heads, now fragmentary
 
Date
Late Anglo-Saxon
 
Accession Number
AN1890.14
 
Material
pattern welded iron, sheet silver, niello
 
 

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