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Title Bronze dagger pommel
Nationality Roman
Period c 100 AD
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This (ball just under 3cm diameter, the whole just over 4cm high) is a ground find from the UK, I think, probably from the Thames. Sword pommels from this era do turn up here, but dagger pommels are much rarer. NB: This is a lost wax casting, a process which disappeared from European use with the fall of Rome, only to re-emerge at the Renaissance.

The medieval process for making dagger fittings, and pommels in particular, would have been sand casting. I have had several examples of the latter over the years and they are noticeably different to the lost wax variety, usually heavier, for a start.

This has overall a pleasing dark green patina, with a few modern scuff marks from careless use of a shovel (or whatever).

Currently the earliest piece on my whole website!

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Roman : 1st Century]

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Just a quick line to advise that the badges have arrived in good condition and I am very pleased with them.

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P M, Australia, 03.10.2012

I receive the cap this day, I very happy. This cap is very beautiful. I hope that find other beautiful items in your shop. Many thanks.

S T, France, 12.03.2010

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