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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: NMS-CB952C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete medieval gilt copper alloy harness pendant dating to the period c. AD 1200 - 1400. Concavo-convex scallop shell shape, broken along one side and with a projecting neck at the apex terminating in a suspension loop set perpendicular to the body. The outer face is decorated with four curving engraved vertical lines and two curving transverse lines indicating the ridges and grooves in the shell.

Clark (1995, 67, fig.50, no.72) illustrates a very similar example and suggests that the design may have connections with contemporary pilgrimage imagery, which often features the scallop shell - the badge of St. James (ibid., 69).

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: 22.5 mm
Width: 12.5 mm
Thickness: 4.8 mm
Weight: 0.9 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 33788
Other reference: NHRG122018

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
Parish or ward: Horsham St. Faith and Newton St. Faith (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2215
Four figure Latitude: 52.68716612
Four figure longitude: 1.28323601
1:25K map: TG2215
1:10K map: TG21NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 4 days ago
Updated: 4 days ago

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