York, Parliament Street
Sheath for a knife
12th - early 13th century

It has engraved and embossed decoration featuring two-legged and four-legged beasts, and birds. Close to the upper end, the sheath is widened to accommodate the knife handle.
Dimensions: L.258, W.59, T.32mm

Bibliography :
Tweddle, D., 1986. Finds from Parliament Street and Other Sites in the City Centre, The Archaeology of York 17/4, 973
Location and accession details
Yorkshire Museum 1971.288, 4

(Drawing: S. Howarth ©York Archaeological Trust)

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