YORYM-8287AD: Medieval : Harness Pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: YORYM-8287AD

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A complete copper-alloy harness pendant of medieval date, AD 1300 - 1400. The pendant is shield shaped with an integral suspension loop projecting centrally from the upper edge. The pendant is heraldic featuring a shield lozengy - gules seven lozenges.The reverse of the pendant is flat and undecorated.

The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The pendant is 43.5mm long, 26.4mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 11.3g.

Harness pendants are generally dated from the twelfth to the fourteenth century, with enamelled and heraldic types predominating in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries (Griffiths 1995, p.62).

Ref: Griffiths, N. (1995) 'Harness Pendants and Associated Fittings' in Clark, J. The Medieval Horse and its Equipment. London: HMSO. p.62.

Class: heraldic

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.5 mm
Width: 26.4 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 11.3 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06238

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: South Cave (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9030
Four figure Latitude: 53.75859494
Four figure longitude: -0.63636
1:25K map: SE9030
1:10K map: SE93SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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