LANCUM-42D219: Cruciform harness pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: LANCUM-42D219

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy cruciform harness pendant dating from the medieval period, probably c. 13th-14th century AD.

The object survives intact and in fair condition except for the suspension loop which would have extended outwards from one of the arms. The object is a cruciform mount/pendant with four arms and a flat, square centre. The arms terminate in circular mouldings and are plain whilst the central block was decorated with incised or moulded cross-hatching. The artefact may have been a harness pendant in its own right, similar to WAW-F47A11 or else, the centre of harness pendant which also had an additional frame, i.e. LEIC-FD6FBE.

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: 26 mm
Height: 26 mm
Thickness: 3 mm
Weight: 6.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
To be known as: Carnforth

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one month ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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