BERK-F5E042: Medieval harness pendant: Harness pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: BERK-F5E042

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cast copper alloy probable harness pendant (or belt fitting?) dating to the medieval period, c. AD 1200-1500. The pendant is cast in one piece and has a large loop with quatrefoil openwork aperture and below this a scallop-shell-shaped pendant. The upper surface does not appear to have been decorated. The scallop shell was associated with pilgrimage. The quatrefoil aperture is reminiscent of some belt fittings of 16th century date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 40.7 mm
Width: 25.7 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Weight: 10.8 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.236

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Steventon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4591
Four figure Latitude: 51.61603515
Four figure longitude: -1.35146443
1:25K map: SU4591
1:10K map: SU49SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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: BERK
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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