Thousands of metal fragments from the Staffordshire Hoard have been reconstructed into two "significant" new 7th Century objects.
Front view of the sword pommel reconstructed from 26 fragments found in the Staffordshire Hoard [Credit: Birmingham Museums Trust]
Researchers have pieced together parts of a silver helmet and a previously unseen form of sword pommel.
The hoard, which is valued at £3.2m, was found in a field near Burntwood, Staffordshire in July 2009.
Both items have been put on display at Birmingham's Museum and Art Gallery from Tuesday.