Pommel Caps

The pommel cap is the tip of the hilt of a sword that anchors the hilt fittings to the sword blade. There are at least 74 pommel caps in the hoard. Although many share similar themes, each one is completely unique in decoration. In style, they range in date from the mid-6th to mid-7th century AD, so some of the pommel caps were old when they were buried in the hoard.

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