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.

KEYWORDS: Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo Saxons, Mercia, Warriors, Sword, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, BMAG, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Books

In Hoard, Anglo Saxons,


Chris Fern

Thanks to:

Birmingham Museums Trust, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham City Council, Stoke on Trent City Council