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A sword’s silver pommel

Passed down across generations of Anglo Saxon warriors?

This silver pommel from a warrior’s sword is one of the oldest objects from the Hoard – and one of the few made beyond Anglo Saxon England.

Worn by generations of fighting men, its design celebrates a pagan god and was probably an heirloom passed down across the generations.

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A sword’s silver pommel