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  • Sword pommel with the arms of Pierre de Dreux (ca. 1190–1250), Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, ca. 1240–50
    French
    Copper, gold, enamel, iron

    H. 2 5/16 in. (6 cm), W. 2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm)
    Gift of Louis J. Cartier, 1938 (38.60)

    This sword pommel is decorated with the arms of Pierre de Dreux, Duke of Brittany, who was captured during the Seventh Crusade at the Battle of al-Mansurah in Egypt on February 8, 1250. He was later ransomed and released, but died during his return to France.

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    Sword pommel with the arms of Pierre de Dreux (ca. 1190–1250), Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, ca. 1240–50
    French
    Copper, gold, enamel, iron

    H. 2 5/16 in. (6 cm), W. 2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm)
    Gift of Louis J. Cartier, 1938 (38.60)


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