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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: SF-830C35

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cast copper-alloy composite harness pendant dating to the Medieval period, c. 1200-1400. The pendant consists two elements-an outer frame or 'swinger' and an inner pendant, the latter connected by means of a circular axis bar. The frame demonstrates a transverse suspension loop at its apex, directly below which is a transverse perforation where the axis bar passes through-serving as the hinge point for the pendant. It is quatrefoil-shaped in plan, with projecting lenticular cusps between each rounded lobe. Half of this outer frame is missing in an old break. The internal pendant (also demonstrating a transverse suspension loop at its apex) is cruciform in plan, each arm with a waisted midsection and prominently knopped terminal. Preserved in fair condition with a rather coarse brownish patina, it measures 34.35mm in length, survives to a maximum width of 20.15mm, and is 3.38mm thick at the centre of the pendant. It weighs 6.61g.

A similar harness pendant has been recorded on the PAS database as KENT-56DB7A.

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 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 34.35 mm
Width: 20.15 mm
Thickness: 3.38 mm
Weight: 6.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th July 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Bury St Edmunds

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

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

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