DEV-A8DF41: Medieval horse harness pendant

Rights Holder: Danielle Wootton
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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: DEV-A8DF41

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval copper alloy horse harness pendant. The item is shield shaped in plan. The front face has a slightly raised surface which possibly depicts a lion rampant. The reverse face is plain. There are no traces of enamel on the surface. The top narrows to a short point- this presumably was the attachment loop for suspension but it has now partially broken away and is worn. This harness pendant is particularly small in comparisson to other pendants, and it is possible that this was used for on a smaller animal rather than a horse (Brian Read, pers comm).

Class: heraldic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Colyton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY2291
Four figure Latitude: 50.71337734
Four figure longitude: -3.10614511
1:25K map: SY2291
1:10K map: SY21SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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