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    • Object type: PENDANT
    • Description: lion rampant
    • Broad period: MEDIEVAL

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Record ID: KENT-5F1A72
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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An incomplete and worn Medieval gilt copper-alloy heraldic harness pendant (c. 1200-1400). Description: The pendant is in the form of a square topped shield with a suspension loop at 90° to the plane of the pendant. The loop is incomplete, probably due to wear. The device is very simple being a Lion rampant (rearing on back legs and facing left) and has been cast in prominant relief. The front is heavily gilded and even on the most pronounced parts show heavy gilding. The pendant is patinated brown where the gilding isn't adhering. Measurements: 23.39mm long, 14.34mm wide, 3.22mm th…
Created on: Thursday 4th October 2018
Last updated: Friday 5th October 2018
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Record ID: NLM-39F247
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy harness pendant. Cast heater shield-shaped plate with an oval suspension loop at right angles to its display plane. The shield is charged with a lion rampant left against an enamelled field of an indeterminate tint, either black [sable] or dark blue [azure]; the tail of the lion may be forked. The colour of the lion, which was presumably a metal [i.e. silver/argent or gold/or] is uncertain. The lion or leopard [in or] was associated with England from the 13th century onwards, and [in argent] later with the Dukes of Norfolk. The loop is now open at its top. Suggested date: …
Created on: Thursday 20th September 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-7969A5
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Medieval gilt copper alloy horse harness pendant, shield-shaped, suspension loop broken. Traces of gilding and blue enamel survive on the faces. Blazon: Azure a bend cotised between six lions rampant Or. BOHUN, de, Earls of Hereford and Essex. Height 36mm. Width 23.5mm. Late 13th-14th century.
Created on: Tuesday 11th September 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Record ID: DEV-049108
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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Medieval cast copper alloy heraldic harness pendant. The pendant is shield shaped with a straight top and convex sides which meet at a point at the bottom. From the middle of the top edge projects a transverse suspension loop the back of the loop is missing from an old, worn, break. On the front is moulded design of six lions divided into groups of three by a triple diagonal line, the outer lines and lions containing traces of gilding and probably with traces of blue enamel in the field. This design is blazoned: azure a bend argent, cotised or, between six lions rampant or. Length: 38.…
Created on: Tuesday 31st July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 18th September 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-4CBB35
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A medieval copper alloy harness pendant. The pendant is shield shaped and has an incomplete loop at the top. The coat of Arms on this pendant is extremely worn away but is probably from the de Bohun family. It features a bend, from the top left, split into three sections. There is a lion rampant at the top center as well as another feature to the lion's right which is unclear. There are also two diagonal lions on the bottom left, under the bend.
Created on: Wednesday 4th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-EA1DC4
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A complete, shield shaped, copper alloy harness pendant dating from the Medieval period, AD 1200 - 1400. The heraldic design is of a lion rampant on a field of enamel, but the original colours are lost. There is a flat, integral suspension arm, pierced with a circular hole at the upper end, set at right angles to the plane of the body. The pendant is 28.5mm long, 16mm wide and 5.3mm thick. It weighs 3.36gm.
Created on: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-DA0118
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A medieval copper alloy enamelled (and probably originally silvered or gilded) heraldic horse harness pendant, incomplete in so far as it is missing almost all of its enamel decoration. It is shield-shaped and a suspension loop turned through 90 degrees projects from the centre of the straight uppermost edge. The harness pendant depicts three lions rampant on a background of (now) red enamel. AA copper alloy concretion covers much of the surface and the reverse is worn and missing all of its original patina. The object measures 35.2mm in length, 19.3mm in width, 1.7mm in thickness, …
Created on: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 23rd February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buriton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-B08F54
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Warwickshire
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Medieval (mid 13th to 14th centuries) harness pendant: The copper-alloy pendant is a quatrefoil in plan, with a perforated lug protruding from the upper edge. The lug has been cast perpendicular to the pendant, and within in the loop has a trace of an iron wire. The outer face of the pendant is decorated with a probable lion rampant but is an unusual shape with a bulbous body and long thin neck. The field around the lion has traces of dark blue enamel. The pendant is bent in profile. The reverse of the pendant is undecorated. The surface of the pendant is abraded and corroded. …
Created on: Friday 26th January 2018
Last updated: Friday 26th January 2018
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Record ID: WMID-7B8751
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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An incomplete copper alloy Harness Pendant of the Medieval Period, dating from c. AD 1200 - c. AD 1400. The pendant is a "heater" shield shaped type (flat top with sides sloping steeply to a point). On the flat edge is an integral suspension loop set at a right angle to the pendant, angled forwards. The suspension loop is incomplete, the loop is missing. The front face of the pendant shows moulded heraldic decoration, consisting of three diagonal lines running parallel to each other from the top left (as you view the object) to the bottom right. Depicted above the lines is a possib…
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 30th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-286571
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval cast copper alloy horse harness pendant dating to 13th-14th century. The pendant is in the form of a lion rampant (upright, facing to the left, with three legs raised off the ground). The tail returns back on itself to form a loop. The original suspension loop is set at right angles to the pendant and is now incomplete. Traces of gilding are present on both the front and back. Similar pendants in the form of lions and eagles are shown in Ashley (2002 fig.25, nos.1-3). Similar examples on the database are LIN-6B7A31, SUSS-7E38E2 and LIN-C49D72. References: Ashley, S., 2002 …
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 22nd March 2018
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Record ID: NMS-95833C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete and abraded medieval copper alloy shield-shaped horse harness pendant with all of the suspension loop missing. A few specks of enamel inlay remain but all the metal coating has been lost. Blazon: Gules a lion rampant [Or/Argent] Extant height 35mm. Width 27mm. 13th - 14th century.
Created on: Thursday 7th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 7th December 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-803632
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Medieval copper alloy harness pendant. It is quatrefoil in plan with small projections at the junction of the lobes. The pendant has suffered some damage. It retains the small rounded perforated projection that would have suspended it within a frame like LANCUM-6D8B6E. Most of the original enamelled armorial on the outer face is present as are small patches of guilding. The coat of arms depicts a lion rampant in the left field and a dagger or sword in the right field. Dates to between c1200 and c1400 AD. The length is 32mm, the width is 23mm, and the weight 6.63g.
Created on: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Last updated: Friday 9th March 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-00EFFD
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
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A copper alloy harness pendant dating from the Medieval period in the form of a square-topped shield, 18 mm long, 13.4 mm wide, 1.4 mm thick, with 2.8 mm remnant of the base of a suspension loop at the top. The face of the pendant has a recessed lion rampant, facing left, which occupies the whole shield. The lower half of the lion and the whole of its long, upright tail retain its inlay of enamel which has now degraded to a dark red-brown colour. Small fragments of the same colour enamel are visible in the upper body and lower jaw of the lion. Patches of gilding also remain on the bac…
Created on: Thursday 30th November 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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Record ID: WAW-9F5871
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Medieval (14th century) harness pendant: The copper-alloy pendant is a quatrefoil in plan with a small triangular knop in the corners of the quatrefoil. The pendant has a perforated lug protruding from the upper edge. The lug has been cast perpendicular to the pendant. The outer face of the pendant is decorated with a design, possibly depicting a monster/grotesque animal which has the tail of a lion, but the upper portion of the design appears to be wearing drapery. The design does not appear to be a lion rampant. The design is in high-relief cover with incomplete gilding, and the …
Created on: Sunday 20th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-302EAC
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A medieval copper alloy heraldic horse harness pendant, probably dating to c. AD 1200-1400. The pendant is in the shape of a square topped shield, with either side meeting at a point at the bottom. The pendant is inlaid with blue enamel witha raised design of a lion rampant and a raised outer line thin border. The lion has traces of white metal coating so the design is: azure a lion rampant argent.From the middle of the top edge of the shield an attachment loop projects upwards with a broken circular transverse loop on the top of a short stem. The loop originally projected slightly …
Created on: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mudford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E9154E
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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Incomplete and abraded medieval copper alloy shiled-shaped harness pendant with part of the suspension loop missing. Blazon: Azure a bend Argent cotised between six lions rampant Or For de Bohun, Earls of Hereford and Essex, cf. Ashley 2002, fig. 11 no. 69. Extant height 41.5mm. Width 27.3mm, 13th - 14th century. Field B2
Created on: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Record ID: NARC-30964C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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A complete copper alloy heraldic harness pendant of Medieval date (AD 1250-1400). The object is lozenge in shape and from the middle of the top edge projects a transverse suspension loop. The loop has a rectangular sectioned shank widening to a ring shaped terminal which projects slightly forward of the main pendant. The front of the pendant appears to be decorated with the arms which are heavily abraded the arms are divided into quadrants by a cross, to left quadrant may depict a large fleur-de-lis. The lower left quadrant may depict two lions rampant. The Corrosion production and ab…
Created on: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Record ID: LANCUM-02A880
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A cast, copper alloy, heraldic harness pendant, of Medieval date (AD 1300-1500). The pendent is lozenge shaped and flat. There are two raised borders on the front surface and it is decorated what appears to be a lion rampant. The reverse surface is plain and at the top is a broken perforated suspension loop. Similar objects on the Portable antiquities database: DUR-A54350 / NMS-004937. The length is 30mm, the width is 18mm and the weight 2.60g.
Created on: Monday 8th May 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-F3FA2C
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Medieval copper alloy harness pendant, Length: 41 mm, weight: 19 mm, thickness: 2.0 mm, weight: 9.77 grams. The pendant is scutiform and has a central suspenion loop in its upper surface. It is decorated with a Lion Rampant..
Created on: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 8th August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-B81A24
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A very worn Medieval copper-alloy shield-shaped harness pendant. No gilding or enamel survives. The deign is visible in low relief and depicts a lion rampant facing left which fills the frame.
Created on: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 5th July 2017
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