gold sword pommels

Merovingian Gold Sword Pommel with Garnets, 5th-6th Century AD

A hollow-formed gold sword pommel cap of ‘cocked-hat’ profile with four vertical tubes to the narrow ends to accept mounting pins; band of rectangular garnet cloisons to the upper face, beaded wire borders to the decorative motifs comprising on each face two half-ovals and a disc with gold walls to the cells; to one face the disc with central roundel and quadrants, to the other face D-shaped plaques and a cross; the underside closed with a rectangular plate. 27 grams, 49mm (2").


More Robin, King of the Wild. I just went all out with playing with my water colors so it looks a little muddy. Which I feel suits him, being equal parts king and bandit/hunter. A king that carries a gold pommeled sword for looks and a trusty bow on his back that he took with him when he went AWOL. Always an arrow being flipped and spun between his fingers. An arrowhead that might be made from Wither bones, or at least dipped in wither venom. Gold on his wrist guards, belt, neck, and sword. Gifts from an eager ally or spoils ripped from the hands of a man who sought to use him? A nose that hasn’t been straight for decades now, a scarf made of monster skin.

I adore this man and I want the au where he stays king and makes alliances and raises his witch prince son with his witch queen wife.

York Viking treasure back on display after conservation

A hoard of Viking jewellery discovered by a metal detectorist has gone back on display at the Yorkshire Museum in York after restoration.

The Bedale Hoard was found in a field in 2012 and was bought by the museum after a public campaign raised £50,000.

It includes a gold sword pommel, a silver neck ring, silver ingots and an armlet. The collection was described as a “nationally important discovery” by experts at the British Museum.

It has been restored by a team at the York Archaeological Trust over the last few months.

The hoard, believed to date from the late ninth or early 10th century, was found by metal detectorist Stuart Campbell. (source)