About this object

  • ID:

    ROP95[967]<9>

  • Production date:

    Middle Saxon; late 8th - mid-9th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Vikings

  • Half of an upper sword hilt guard made from bone. It has two flat faces made from two layers of bone riveted together. There is a slot for the tang of the sword. The side is decorated with four lines spaced to diguise the join between the two bone pieces. Anglo-Saxon swords were often fitted with hilts made of bone, antler or even wood. The hilts had guards to protect the hand. A lower hilt guard (ROP95[1318]) was found on the same site and is possibly part of the same sword.

  • Measurements

    L 75 mm; W 15 mm

  • Materials

    bone; iron

  • Last Updated

    2016-01-06

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    molas

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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