YORYM-3320C0: Medieval : Harness Pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: YORYM-3320C0

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper-alloy harness pendant of medieval date, AD 1300 - 1400. The pendant is shield shaped with the remains of an integral suspension loop projecting centrally from the upper edge. The loop is broken and worn. The pendant is heraldic featuring a leopard passant left. The leopard is depicted in blue enamel with five white sub-circular enamelled spots. The reverse of the pendant is flat and undecorated.

The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The pendant is 40.6mm long, 27.6mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 12.5g.

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.

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: 40.6 mm
Width: 27.9 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 12.5 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05819

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Enamel
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Kirklington-cum-Upsland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3280
Four figure Latitude: 54.21473928
Four figure longitude: -1.5108021
1:25K map: SE3280
1:10K map: SE38SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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