BERK-096C9C: Medieval harness pendant: Heraldic pendant

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Unique ID: BERK-096C9C

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A copper alloy heraldic horse harness penadnt dating to the 14th or 15th century AD. The harness pendant is quite large, heater-shield shaped and has an heraldic depiction on one side. The heraldic device can be described as gules, a three-towered castle, in chief, a lion passant guardant, or. Although a direct comparison is still being sought, the arms may be those of a town, possible Newbury. The pendant has been pierced at its base to aid attachment to the strap. The perpendicular suspension loop is extant. Traces of gilding remain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 52.5 mm
Width: 36.6 mm
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 14.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.087

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Heraldic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Welford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3974
Four figure Latitude: 51.46363512
Four figure longitude: -1.4399954
1:25K map: SU3974
1:10K map: SU37SE
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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