LEIC-BDC8E1: Medieval copper alloy pendant fragment

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Unique ID: LEIC-BDC8E1

Object type certainty: Probably
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Medieval copper alloy pendant or mount, 24mm in length, 16mm wide and 2mm thick with a weight of 3.23g.

The object is rectangular in form and cross section with an integral circular suspension loop at the top and a possible incomplete one or a partial hinge mechanism at the bottom. The flat plate is decorated with a circle containing a dog or a lion? which is depicted walking left with its tail filling the field above its back. The whole of the surface contains traces of gilding.

The object is probably a form of attachment plate for a suspended harness pendant or similar. Similar items include BH-621B12, DENO-685B9A, and DOR-72EACE.

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 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.23 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
District: Rutland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Whitwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9208
Four figure Latitude: 52.66192349
Four figure longitude: -0.64116766
1:25K map: SK9208
1:10K map: SK90NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 30 days ago
Updated: 29 days ago

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