SWYOR-A85CD5: Medieval harness pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: SWYOR-A85CD5

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A copper alloy harness pendant which dates from the medieval period. The pendant is shield shaped and is 27.1mm long, 15.5mm wide and 4.8mm thick. It has an integral projecting loop at the top which is at right angles to the pendant. The pendant is decorated with enamel which now appears red in colour, though it may not have been red originally. The spaces in the enamel suggest that the design was a heraldic one of three lions passant. A minute trace of silvering survives, suggesting that the lions would have been silver, on a coloured enamel background. The reverse is plain. The metal has a deep green patina. Harness pendants are discussed in the “Finds Research Group Datasheet 5: Horse harness Pendants” by Nick Griffiths (1986) and he writes that shield shaped pendants normally date from the fourteenth century.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.1 mm
Width: 15.5 mm
Thickness: 4.8 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd March 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Carlton in Lindrick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5884
Four figure Latitude: 53.349718
Four figure longitude: -1.130174
1:25K map: SK5884
1:10K map: SK58SE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Saturday 9th June 2007
Updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012

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