Crown pommel for a sword

partially gilded silver, start of 9th century, Rostock-Dierkow, length: 10 cm

The finely worked pommel with very beautiful decorative plants and border alludes to highly developed silversmith craft. The object, which was hidden in a leather bag in the settlement for traders and craftsmen in Dierkow, also has other silver components of a sword receptacle. Its precious metal finish and high quality workmanship differ greatly from that found on other weapons at that time.

Text: W. Ka.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

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Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum Groß Raden

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