Saxon 'Knotwork' Pommel Cap 019895

Saxon 'Knotwork' Pommel Cap 019895
Rare Saxon 'Knotwork' Pommel Cap
Silver, 4.61 grams, 9.31 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A scaphoid dished pommel cap from a Middle Saxon knife. The decoration comprises raised borders delimiting the quadrants, within which sit reserved bilinear knotwork designs, similar to those on the nasal of the Coppergate helmet. Reference: Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.61. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection, found continental Europe.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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