Object Title

Sword Pommel

Sword Pommel


about 1600

Object Number



Presented by F.H. Cripps-Day, 1941-1942. From the Franz Thill Collection via Captain Jack Ball.

Physical Description

Of iron, cast and chiselled in the form of Turk's head, with moustache, wearing a turban and with the hair below represented as bobbles.


Dimensions: Height: 51 mm (1.99 in.), Max. width (front to back): 42 mm (1.65 in.) Weight: 264 g (0 lb 9 1/2 oz)


Places Italy

Bibliographic References

A.R. Dufty and A. Borg, European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, London, 1974, p. 22 and Pl. 37, third row, left.


For general comments on human-headed pommels see A.V.B. Norman and C.M. Barne, 'The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460-1820', London etc., 1980, pp. 276-7, type 82.