YORYM-2D1EE6: Medieval : Harness Pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: YORYM-2D1EE6

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper alloy harness pendant of medieval date. The pendant is quatrefoil in shape with a broken attachment loop projecting from one of the outer curved edges. The pendant depicts a rampant griffin coloured with red enamel. The field around the griffin is slightly recessed and traces of blue enamel still remain. The recessed central field results in the appearance of a raised border tracing the quatrefoil edges.
The reverse of the pendant is flat and undecorated and shows signs of wear.
The metal is a mid reddish-brown colour and is worn. The pendant is 30.4mm long, 28.7mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 9.6g.
A similar example can be seen in YORYM-3491A1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30.4 mm
Width: 28.7 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 9.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th June 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Rillington

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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