KENT-191F71: harness pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: KENT-191F71

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cast copper-alloy medieval harness pendant, c. 1150-1300

Description: The pendant is made from a hammered out cast block of copper-alloy with a suspension loop at its pinnacle. The suspension loop is formed from a pierced knop perpendicular to the body of the pendant. The outer/upper surface has no visible decoration save for a tiny amount of gilding just under the suspension loop. The pendant has a mottled mid orangey brown colour with some patches of speckled green typical of patinated copper-alloy, save for the small spec of gold gilding

Measurements: 31.75mm long, 36.42mm wide, 5.99mm thick and 5.17g in weight,

Discussion: This object is an example of a 13th or 14th century 'harness pendant' with a few similar examples with gilding reported. The circular examples may have a narrower date, starting a bit earlier chronologically, c.1150-1300. See: YORYM-866DF9 and SUR-E52E72 for similar examples reported to the PAS.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1150
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 31.75 mm
Width: 36.42 mm
Thickness: 5.99 mm
Weight: 5.17 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Lenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9052
Four figure Latitude: 51.23554288
Four figure longitude: 0.72028556
1:25K map: TQ9052
1:10K map: TQ95SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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