HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: BH-15E1A3

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A Medieval copper-alloy harness pendant and attached suspension mount.

Both the suspension mount and pendant take the form of a scallop shell. That of the mount is aligned with the convex outer side pointing upwards, while the pendant's points downwards. At the base of the mount is a waisted projection; below this is the hanger, formed by bending backwards a tab containing a vertical slit, forming a loop which holds in place the axis bar. The pendant's hanger is located within this slit, the axis bar passing through its aperture. The surfaces of both the mount and pendant bear three enamelled lines depicting the ridges and grooves of the shell. Traces of gilding are also visible on the surface of the pendant. A flattened rivet is located on the reverse of the mount.

The artefact is heavily corroded. It measures 32.2mm long, 8.4mm wide and 3.1mm thick. The weight is 1.75g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Length: 32.2 mm
Width: 8.4 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 1.75 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th February 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Richard Gibson - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/98 - 32

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Surface Treatment: Gilded [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Hertfordshire
District: East Hertfordshire
To be known as: Furneux Pelham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Thursday 29th July 2010
Updated: Monday 2nd August 2010

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