YORYM-88BB73: Medieval : Harness Pendant

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HARNESS PENDANT

Unique ID: YORYM-88BB73

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An incomplete copper-alloy harness pendant of medieval date, AD 1200 - 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 decorated with a chequerboard design (Checky / Chequey) on the front surface. Half of the chequerboard retains blue enamel, the rest are empty.

The metal has a dark green patina and is worn. The pendant is 37.9mm long, 23.1mm wide, 2.9mm thick and weighs 7.2g.

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 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 37.9 mm
Width: 23.1 mm
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 7.2 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06482

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Inlaid with enamel

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Kexby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7055
Four figure Latitude: 53.98631827
Four figure longitude: -0.93395729
1:25K map: SE7055
1:10K map: SE75NW
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: 2 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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