York, 16-22 Coppergate
Sword Pommel
12th-13th century

Whale bone. It has an oval cross-section and a large axial perforation. There are five lobes, the middle one being larger than the two on each side.
Dimensions: L.71, W.41, T.21mm

Bibliography :
MacGregor, A., Mainman, A.J. and Rogers, N.S.H., 1999. Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn from Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/12, 1945, 6810
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, sf4752

(Photo: ©York Archaeological Trust)

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