DENO-929E33: Medieval harness pendant

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Unique ID: DENO-929E33

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy medieval harness pendant (AD c. 1200 - c.1400).

The object is a circular disc with a suspension loop at the top which is turned through 90° to the plane of the pendant. The front of the disc has a raised central design within a circular border, which depicts a forward facing head, probably a lion, surrounded by a mane of hair formed from radiating lines and with two C-shaped ears. At opposite edge of the disc from the suspension loop is circular perforation approximately 2 mm in diameter, slightly smaller at the rear. This pierces the design and was possibly a later addition. The rear is flat and undecorated.

Overall the object measures 31.1 mm long, 22.2 mm wide and 6.8 mm thick. Weight 5.7 g.

Similar objects on this database include IOW-44A5AA

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.1 mm
Width: 22.2 mm
Thickness: 6.8 mm
Weight: 5.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Saturday 31st December 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8512

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Normanton on Trent (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7869
Four figure Latitude: 53.21234778
Four figure longitude: -0.8334661
1:25K map: SK7869
1:10K map: SK76NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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