NMS-66C24C: Medieval horse harness pendant

Rights Holder: Garry Crace
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Unique ID: NMS-66C24C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete gilt copper alloy Medieval harness pendant. Sub square body with missing upper loop. The front face has a raised pellet in each corner with smaller pellets halfway along each of the two vertical sides. The centre contained within the pellets, has a raised lozenge shape with a similarly raised saltire cross within; the four reserved cells created contain evidence of red enamel. The area reserved between the pellets and the outside of the lozenge is gilded and filled with tiny pellets which create a grained appearance to the background. Reverse is plain. Related pendants are illustrated in Ashley,S. Medieval Armorial Furniture in Norfolk. p9. Circa AD 1200-1350.

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 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Width: 14.4 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.16 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th September 2018 - Monday 10th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 33221
Other reference: GCENF145467

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Breckland (District)
Parish or ward: Litcham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF8817
Four figure Latitude: 52.71798245
Four figure longitude: 0.78202405
1:25K map: TF8817
1:10K map: TF81NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 5 days ago

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