LANCUM-F65194: Gilt cast copper-alloy harness pendant hanger

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Unique ID: LANCUM-F65194

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cast copper alloy harness pendant suspension mount dating from the 13th or 14th century AD. The mount is nearly complete, but the harness pendant is missing. The suspension mount consists of a horizontally aligned bar of triangular section. At either end of this bar would have been a narrow transverse ridge which gives way to a perforated lobe with a horizontal knop protruding from the end, but one of the lobes is now missing. Within the remining lobe's perforation is an in situ domed-head rivet, the right hand one of which also has in place a circular stop at the back.

The pendant is missing, but a very similar suspension mount with pendant was recorded on this database under BH-AC4764 and adate range of 13th to early 14th century was suggested.

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 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 33 mm
Width: 7 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
To be known as: Sedbergh

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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