This excavated sword pommel for Model 1850 Foot or Staff and Field, Officer Sword is constructed of cast brass and is in very good condition. It was acquired directly form the digger who recovered it from the area of Unison, VA. The brass has aged into a very pleasing dusty green-brown patina. Along the sides are what believed to be raised Acanthus leafs. There is a slight inward bend along one side. It measures approximately 2-1/4 inch in length and its head measures approximately 1-1/8 x 1-5/8 inches.
Examples of this type pommel are pictured in the following Civil War relic reference book and Union sword catalog:
See above pages in additional images.
This excavated sword pommel is an outstanding example and will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War sword, cavalry, or general relic collection.
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