I'm not sure finial is the right word for this decorative element on the top of a cast iron fence but there you have it. This is part of a fence around tiny Abingdon Square which is not really square. It became a park in 1831 and the fence was erected in 1836. I wonder how many times it has been painted since then. I also like the little raindrop (or melted snow drop) on the left side.