A copper-alloy sword pommle found near Skeffington, Leicestershire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Sword Pommel (LEIC-6D2448)
A copper-alloy sword pommel found near Skeffington, Leicestershire
This copper-alloy sword pommel is made up of five lobes and is classed as a Petersen L type VI. Sword pommels were used to counter balance a sword as well as provide a decorative feature. In many cases they are the only method of identifying sword typologies.