Date: ca. 1240–50
Medium: Copper, gold, enamel, iron
Dimensions: H. 2 5/16 in. (6 cm); W. 2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm); D. at center 7/16 in. (1.1 cm); D. at base 1/2 in. (1.2 cm); Wt. 8 oz. (226.8 g)
Credit Line: Gift of Louis J. Cartier, 1938
Accession Number: 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.