LEIC-45CAA3: Medieval copper alloy gilded harness pendant

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Unique ID: LEIC-45CAA3

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Medieval copper alloy harness pendant, c. 36mm long and 22mm wide, with a weight of 3.58g.

The object is circular in form and sub semi-circular in cross section. It consists of a domed circular plate with a hollow underside, which has an integral rectangular cross sectioned short shaft terminating in a transverse circular suspension loop.

The loop is filled with iron and the objects worn outer surface has patches of gilding adhering to it, but no sign of other decoration.

The object is similar to BUC-D96666, DENO-9AC551, SUR-C38E3A and SF-B5135B with suggetsed dates ranging between 1270-1370.


Recorded via e-mail photos by finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1270
Date to: Circa AD 1370

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 36 mm
Width: 22 mm
Weight: 3.58 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Rearsby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6414
Four figure Latitude: 52.71987621
Four figure longitude: -1.05392276
1:25K map: SK6414
1:10K map: SK61SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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