Romano-British 'Openwork' Pommel Cap 023998

Romano-British 'Openwork' Pommel Cap 023998
Romano-British 'Openwork' Pommel Cap
Copper-alloy, 9.53 grams, 26.84 mm. Circa 1st century AD. A cast coppoer-alloy pommel cap, domed and hollow to the reverse. The large central hole is surrounded by two rows of circular piercings in the segmented surface. To the base, the narrow flange is pierced in two places. Reference: cf. domed armour components in Bishop, M.C. & Coulston, J.C.N. Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome, Oxford, 2006 fig.56 and cf. pommel on the sword model from Saint-Marcel in fig.102. Very fine condition, complete. Provenance: found Bedfordshire, UK.

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