|Medieval 'Ribbed' Sword Pommel 023195|
Medieval 'Ribbed' Sword Pommel
Copper-alloy, 32.51 grams, 51.01 mm. Circa 14th-16th century AD. A cast copper-alloy pommel plate formed as a D-section bar with short arms to the centre. The upper surface is decorated with a series of ribs giving the piece a florid appearance in plan. The central piercing enters the underside as a broad rectangle, narrowing to a circular hole at the top. The rectangular hole accepted the blade's tang, which was hammered flat onto the upper face. Reference: Wheeler, R.E.M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue 1940, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, fig.10(7). Very fine condition. Provenance: found Gwynedd, North Wales, UK.