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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: HAMP-512EAF

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A cast copper alloy quatrefoil Medieval (c 14th century) copper alloy armorial harness pendant, 49.9mm in length. The plate is 40mm wide with four rounded lobes with small pointed lobes in the cusps between. The arms are incised into the metal and depict a sword crossed with a key upon a plain cross. The surface of the cross and the rim have traces of tinning; there are no traces of enamel. The suspension loop is round and intact.

The crossed sword and key are the symbols of St Peter and St Paul as are seen on the arms of Bishops of Winchester. This suggests an attribution to a cleric or member of the Bishop's household. Comparable finds include DEV-F7CB4DBERK-51DFE3DEV-9EA68D and SUR-DFDD03.

Class: heraldic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 49.9 mm
Width: 40 mm
Thickness: 8.5 mm
Weight: 24.14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Corhampton and Meonstoke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6220
Four figure Latitude: 50.97608318
Four figure longitude: -1.11827242
1:25K map: SU6220
1:10K map: SU62SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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