KENT-A45EDA: Harness pendant

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
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Unique ID: KENT-A45EDA

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A fragment of cast gilt copper-alloy harness pendant. dating to the period c.1200-1400.

Description: The fragment is irregularly shaped but was likely originally cruciform in shape with an openwork set of segments extend from the centre into the arms. A thte apex is a round suspension lug with pierced hole palced perpendicular to the pendant. Only the upper arm and part of the centre remain. A small amount of gilding remains on its upper surface but is otherwise mottled red brown and green.

Measurements: 28.26mm long, 19.01mm wide, 5.47mm thick, and 2.18g in weight.

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: 28.26 mm
Width: 19.01 mm
Thickness: 5.47 mm
Weight: 2.18 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
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9354
Four figure Latitude: 51.25249965
Four figure longitude: 0.76428331
1:25K map: TQ9354
1:10K map: TQ95SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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