Scabbard chape; 800-900; 1978.77

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Scabbard chape

About this object

A copper alloy chape from the bottom end of a sword scabbard. It depicts either a Christian Tree of Life or the Norse Yggdrasil. Found by a metal detectorist at Dixies Meadow, Ashwell.
Hertfordshire Historic Environment Record entry .
This protected the bottom end of a sword scabbard. It is unusual as it depicts either the Christian Tree of Life or the pagan World Tree (Yggdrasil) and is influenced by Viking art.

Date Made

800-900

Period

Early medieval (411-900)

Medium and Materials

Metal | Copper ally

Collection

Letchworth Museum

Object Type

Scabbard

Object number

1978.77

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