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EARLY MEDIEVAL SWORD

A copper alloy pommel, probably from a sword but possibly from a seax (a small single-edged sword or large hunting knife). The base of the pommel is curved and it has five curved lobes, increasing in height towards the centre. The central lobe has a sub-circular perforation in the top. The hole in the central lobe is presumably to allow the tang to pass through before hammering it down to fix the …