Sword pommel cast in two pieces riveted together.

It is decorated on both sides with openwork friezes of animal heads, and with complex designs of interlacing animals, plant scrolls and knotwork.

Provenance

Found at Royal Oak Farm, Beckley, Oxfordshire, by the vendor.


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