Anglo-Norman 'Ring-and-Dot' Knife Pommel 018137

Anglo-Norman 'Ring-and-Dot' Knife Pommel 018137
Anglo-Norman 'Ring-and-Dot' Knife Pommel
Copper-alloy, 21.77 grams, 25.39 mm. 11th-12th century AD. A slotted knife pommel of late Saxon or Norman provenance. The elongated bulbous terminal extends to a rectangular panel, into the underside of which is inserted a rectangular slot. The edges bear cast incised lines; one of the broad faces bears three columns of ring-and-dot decoration, while the other features a saltire with ring-and-dot motifs in the quadrants. The two piercings are in one face only, suggesting that the pommel was pinned to a solid surface, probably the wooden or bone handle of a knife. Reference: published in Hammond, B. British Artefacts Volume 3 - Late Saxon, Late Viking & Norman, p.71, item 1.8.4-c. Good very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection, found Kent.


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