NMS-8F110E: Distorted medieval harness mount for the suspension of a pendant

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-8F110E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Distorted medieval gilt sheet copper alloy harness mount for the suspension of a pendant, a sub-rectangular plate with convex upper and lower edges. A slotted projection from the centre of the base is looped around an iron spindle onto the reverse. A central stud which would have been riveted to a strap has been lost. On the front face the rivet hole sits at the centre of a quatrefoil whose petals outlined by wavy engraved lines. The spaces between the petals are filled with punched annulets and the whole is framed by a wavy line. A row of six more annulets take up the space between the frame and lateral edges of the plate. Width and height c. 32mm. Height without suspension loop c.27mm. 12th century.

Class: pendant suspension mount

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 32 mm
Width: 32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th June 2020 - Thursday 10th September 2020

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 64464
Other reference: SB0920

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Multiple

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Gayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF7319
Four figure Latitude: 52.7409433
Four figure longitude: 0.56124417
1:25K map: TF7319
1:10K map: TF71NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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