WILT-FFAA00: Medieval horse harness pendant

Rights Holder: Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
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Unique ID: WILT-FFAA00

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A Medieval enameled (and probably originally gilded or silvered) copper alloy shield-shaped heraldic horse harness pendant of the vertical banner type which would have rotated on a swiveling base. It measures 24.93x22.54x6.87mm and weighs 6.35g. The shield alone measures 24.93x17.09x2.99mm.

The pendant is blazoned on both sides, gules a fess between (possibly) three mullets. Traces of red enamel survive on both faces, although much less beneath the horizontal band. Consequently it is not certain whether the two stars (mullets) above the band are complemented by a third below.

A loop projects to one of the long sides of the shield, turned through 90 degrees. The piercing is now filled with concretion or corrosion.

Class: Heraldic
Sub class: Elaborate set

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24.93 mm
Width: 22.54 mm
Thickness: 6.87 mm
Weight: 6.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 31st May 2012 - Thursday 30th August 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Salisbury Museum Entry Form 3953

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Great Cheverell

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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