A cast copper alloy sword mount with English Urnes style decoration which could have been used on the sword pommel. Pommel mounts developed over time from simple rounded or triangular pieces of metal to more stylized multi-pronged designs. They could be decorated with various inlays or gilding. Pommel mounts are often the only indicators for attributing swords to typologies and, therefore, dating them.
- circa 1000 — 1100
- Viking Objects
- Private Ownership
- copper_alloy, Danelaw Saga, mount, Scandinavian, sword, sword_fitting
You can see the original at Private Ownership.
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