Medieval staff terminal

Photo: Kent County Council CC By SA2.0
Object type: Terminal
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 03/08/2022
Location: Folkestone and Hythe, Kent


An openwork staff terminal dating to 1000 – 1200. There have been a number of similar finds and initially they were thought to be sword pommels. However, they are now believed to be terminals for ecclesiastical short staffs.