HORSE HARNESS

Unique ID: KENT-605192

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An Early medieval (11th century) cast copper alloy horse harness fitting, strap distributor. One half is missing. There is a sub-circular convex central boss with two rounded triangular side knops, and one arm extending from the central boss with a worn break on the opposing side. The arm has a lozengiform terminal with a large openwork oval. There is a rounded knop at each angle of the terminal. This would have been a double terminal bar but the other arm and terminal are missing. Read illustrates an almost identical artefact on page 50 no 474, which is dated as 11th to 12th century. The fitting is 46.5mm long, 24.3mm wide, 6.9mm thick and weighs 16.6 grams.

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1000
Date to: AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Length: 46.5 mm
Width: 24.3 mm
Thickness: 6.9 mm
Weight: 16.6 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st May 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Kent
District: Maidstone
To be known as: Thurnham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

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Created: Thursday 9th July 2009
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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