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sword fragment and hilt (The Abingdon Sword)

 
sword fragment and hilt (The Abingdon Sword)
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

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

Image Details

Date
 
Late Anglo-Saxon
Accession Number
 
AN1890.14
Material
 
pattern welded iron, sheet silver, niello

image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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