A copper alloy sword mount found in Boylestone, Derbyshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Decorative Sword Mount (WMID-2FF927)
A copper alloy sword mount found in Boylestone, Derbyshire
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.