WILT-C890F3: Medieval harness pendant

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Unique ID: WILT-C890F3

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A medieval copper alloy enamelled and gilded harness pendant dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1400. The harness pendant is shield-shaped with an offset perforated suspension loop extending perpendicularly from the top. The reverse of the pendant is undecorated and slightly concave. The obverse of the pendant exhibits a metal reserve running around the edge within which there is an enamelled design probably depicting an elephant with a castle on it's back picked out in red and green enamel with traces of gilding on a blue enamel background.

The harness pendant measures 46.26mm in length (including suspension loop), 28.36mm maximum width, 1.78mm minimum width, is 2.58mm thick (not including suspension loop) and weighs 10.89g.

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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 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 46.26 mm
Width: 28.36 mm
Thickness: 2.58 mm
Weight: 10.89 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 25th April 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4440 160y

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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