scabbard mount (pyramidal mount)

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A decorative mount from a scabbard. It is made from gilded silver and the square recess at the point of the pyramid would originally have held a gem or piece of glass. These mounts date from the early-medieval period, probably 6th or 7th centuries, and are found across England and Europe. Really decorative examples were found at Sutton Hoo.

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