NMS-FEB8BF: Medieval pendant

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Incomplete gold pendant, comprising two joining fragments, an item of personal dress. Round-shouldered or 'kite-shaped' shield, bent (and probably folded and then unfolded), with three vertical creases and broken along two probable horizontal creases. There is a small perforated lug in the same plane at the apex. The pointed lower end of the shield is missing, approximately just over half survives. Traces of the damaged repoussé decoration on the face show the head of a king. The vertical creases correspond in part with the sides of the crown, which has a central fleur-de-lis and traces of two flanking foils. The lower edge of the crown is defined by an deep arched rib. The head has voided oval eyes, nose and flanking curls of hair surviving above the broken lower edge. Extant length 31mm. Width 19mm. c. 0.20mm thick. Weighs 0.87g. Cf. An armorial gold brooch of similar size and form from Folkingham Castle (Cherry and Goodall, 1985). 12th century.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T361


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31 mm
Width: 19 mm
Thickness: 0.2 mm
Weight: 0.87 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th October 2015 - Monday 12th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IND08122015ED
Treasure case number: 2015T361

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
To be known as: Leaden Roding

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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