ESS-70B2E7: ESS-70B2E7, Medieval harness pendant

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Unique ID: ESS-70B2E7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cast copper alloy Medieval harness pendant. A sub-circular non-heraldic pendant dating to the 12th to 14th century. The suspension loop is turned 90 degrees to the rest of the pendant. There is a border around the pendant formed of small punched rings. Within this border is a cross also formed by small punched rings. Vestiges of gilding are concentrated around the rings. The reverse is plain. The object has a dark brown and dark green patina. No parallels can be found in the usual sources.Weight 9.4g, length 35.89mm, width 31.42, thickness 1.4mm (excluding suspension loop).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 35.89 mm
Width: 31.42 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 9.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th November 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Kate Orr
Identified by: Kate Orr

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester Museum OEF no. 5934

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Henham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5527
Four figure Latitude: 51.919954
Four figure longitude: 0.252458
1:25K map: TL5527
1:10K map: TL52NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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