The Abingdon Sword
The sword was found in the 19th century at Bog Mill (possibly Buggs Mill, on the River Ock), near the town of Abingdon on the River Thames in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) in England. It is held in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, north of Abingdon.
The Abingdon Sword has silver mounts inlaid with niello in the Trewhiddle style. The sword's guard has interlaced animal motifs. Ornamentation includes symbols of the Evangelists. The pommel of the sword has two animal heads for decoration.
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