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

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Record ID: LEIC-C5E14E
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Medieval copper alloy harness pendant, c.30mm long, 20mm wide and weighing 3.69grams. The pendant is scutiform with a flat upper surface with central integral suspension loop, now damaged. The surface is quite abraided but probaly shows a lion rampant in a red eneamle field. There is gilding in patches on both surfaces.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Last updated: Friday 26th August 2016
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Record ID: BERK-1FA7A8
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete but worn cast copper-alloy harness pendant of medieval date. The form of the artefact is that of an 'elaborate quatrefoil' (Ward Perkins' (1940, 118) Type V), that is, with small lobes protruding from in between each semicircle. A perpendicalu suspension loop is set at the top of the mount. This is a double-sided harness pendant; or possibly reused; the front of the pendant alludes to loyalty to the English crown, featuring a lion passant guardant upon a red field within a square, with fleur-de-lys motifs on blue fields in the four 'petal's of the mount. No gilding survives …
Created on: Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Last updated: Thursday 4th August 2016
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Record ID: ESS-2313DE
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A Medieval copper alloy harness pendant, dating AD1200-1414. The pendant is shield shaped, with a loop at the top (flat) edge. The heraldry consists of a field of azure with a bend argent coticed between six lions rampant. The blue enamel in the field is still present. The metal is now a mid-dark green colour. The heraldry indicates the shield once belonged to the De Bohun family, who were Anglo-Norman aristocrats throughout the 13th-15th century. The de Bohun's spent much time in Essex, with Humphrey de Bohun (4th Earl of Hereford) having been born in Pleshey Castle. The last member…
Created on: Friday 22nd July 2016
Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2016
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Record ID: SOM-118451
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A medieval gilded and enamelled copper alloy harness pendant dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1400. The pendant is lozenge shaped with a short rectangular stem projecting from the top point, terminating in a suspension loop set at a ninety degree angle to the body of the object. The corroded remains of an iron rivet are visible within the suspension loop. The front of the harness pendant retains traces of gilding and inlaid enamel, now red. The design appears to be in the shape of a lion rampant sinister, however, it has been obscured by corrosion product. The back of the object also …
Created on: Monday 27th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 11th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stalbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DEV-D13EB2
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Devon
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A medieval gilded and enamelled copper alloy harness pendant dating to the period c. AD 1300 - 1400. The harness pendant is in the shape of a heater shield with a flat top and sides tapering to a point. The top edge has a centrally positioned suspension loop positioned at a ninety degree angle to the body of the pendant on a short rectangular neck. The loop retaines traces of iron corrosion product from the missing attachment mechanism. The front of the shield is decorated with a design consisting of a lion rampant with a forked tail picked out in red enamel on a gold background (Or, a…
Created on: Friday 24th June 2016
Last updated: Monday 5th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Huish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-340AF7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leeds
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A Medieval heraldic harness pendant dating from about AD 1300 - AD 1400. The copper-alloy pendant is shield-shaped with a straight top and curved sides forming a pointed base. It has a suspension lug protruding from the upper edge which is at right angles to the plane of the pendant. The design is of a lion rampant left coloured with enale which is now either rid or blue. There is no evidence of gilding or silvering in the field. The pendant is 45.2mm long, 28.8mm wide and 6.5mm thick. 16.17g. See Ashley (2002) p.11, no. 61 and p.12 nos. 71 and 75
Created on: Wednesday 11th May 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 11th May 2016
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Record ID: LEIC-F72151
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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Medieval copper alloy harness pendant, 48mm long, 31mm wide and 4mm thick with a weight of 15.83grams. The object is a complete shield shaped pendant with an integral suspension loop in the centre of its flat upper edge. It is decorated with a lion rampant, left which is set in a field of blue enamel, the lower portion of which is now missing. The lion has traces of gilding on its body and is contained in a heavily gilded scalloped border, which runs to the edge of the object. The reverse is plain.
Created on: Tuesday 26th April 2016
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-650D1E
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A medieval copper alloy heraldic harness pendant with much of the detail lost from the front. Both front and back surfaces are missing their original patina and have additional light/ brown concretion. A few spots of gilding can be seen to the front. The harness 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 suspension loop, turned through 90 degrees. It has a central piercing 1.7mm in diameter. The front of the pendant depicts a design of probably three motifs divided (one above, two below) …
Created on: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 19th April 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Havant', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-A84C20
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Late medieval to early Post medieval? copper alloy heraldic pendant, 59mm wide, 35mm high and 2mm thick with a weight of 17.31grams. The object consists of an incomplete shield shaped pendant, the upper half being present. This has a plain border which contains a raised diagonal triple stripe (the central one being widest) running from upper left to lower right. Above this to the right are three lions rampant and below one lion is visible, though probably the whole object would have had three. The object has some damage to the centre of its upper edge and a crude rectangular hole has b…
Created on: Tuesday 29th March 2016
Last updated: Monday 16th May 2016
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Record ID: LIN-67E317
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A medieval copper alloy harness pendant dating to the period c.AD 1300-1400. The harness pendant is shield shaped in plan with a projection that terminates in a suspension loop placed centrally at its straight upper edge. This loop is perpendicular to the body of the pendant. Decoration comprises a moulded lion rampant facing left with traces of red enamel visible in the field. The reverse is undecorated. A green patina is present on the surface. The harness pendant measures 31mm in length, 14mm in width, 6mm in thickness and weighs 2.54g. Cf. Ashley (2002) p.11, no. 61 and p.12 nos.…
Created on: Saturday 26th March 2016
Last updated: Saturday 26th March 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-B69977
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A medieval, cast, copper-alloy, heraldic horse harness pendant. It dates to c1250-1350. The pendant is a "heater-shaped" shield, i.e. with a straight top and gently curving sides. The loop on the pendant is complete, but the hole is blocked with the remains of the iron bar on which it would have swung. The design on the front of the pendant comprises a raised border around a sunken area with a flat-topped raised disc in each corner, another in the centre of the straight top and two along each curving side, making eight in total. In the centre is a smaller raised shield shape with a ra…
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 6th May 2016
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Record ID: SOM-0B8882
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy medieval composite heraldic harness pendant dating to the period c.AD 1300 - 1400. The pendant is in the shape of a shield and bears an inlaid enamel design probably depicting a lion rampant. The enamel is heavily degraded and where it reamins, is now a dark red/brown colour. Traces of gilding remain on the front and sides of the plate. The harness pendant has an offset perforated suspension loop which expands into a rectangular plate which terminates in an old break. The suspension loop has been attached to the plate by a rivet which does not pierce the front of the pla…
Created on: Thursday 21st January 2016
Last updated: Thursday 18th August 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stalbridge', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-34669B
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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Cast copper alloy heraldic shield-shaped horse harness pendant charged with a lion rampant facing left (CORN-248995). The suspension loop at the top of the pendant has broken off, with only the base remaining. There are patches of blue enamel that survive but not enough colour to identify the owner of the arms on this pendant, particularly as the lion rampant was arguably the most common heraldic charge of all in the period of the piece's manufacture (late-13th to mid-14th century). Read (2001) illustrates a similar harness pendant with a charge of a red enamelled lion rampant facing …
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 31st August 2016
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Record ID: PUBLIC-EC3B08
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval cast and enamelled copper-alloy horse-harness pendant, dating from c.1250-1400. The loop is broken which was probably the reason for its original loss. The shield is 'heater-shaped', i.e. with a straight flat top and curved sides meeting at the base in a point. There is much remaining enamel (though the original colour has altered with age) and patches of gilding. The rest of the pendant has a predominantly green patina. A motif of a lion rampant with a forked tail, apparently black, can be seen on a gilded background. It measures 38.01mm long, including the loop x 24.48mm …
Created on: Monday 14th December 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th December 2015
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Record ID: PUBLIC-ECB24D
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Conwy
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A copper alloy heraldic shield-shaped horse harness pendant charged with a lion rampant facing left, surviving in dark blue enamel. This upper face of the pendant is corroded so that it is hard to tell the colour of the lion surface, the field behind the lion provides a contrast to see the lion. The surface may also have been gilded but there is no evidence of this. The reverse of the object is undecorated. The suspension loop is broken missing due to an ancient break.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 5th January 2016
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Record ID: HAMP-354DE3
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A medieval copper alloy heraldic harness pendant and pendant suspension mount, corroded together. Almost all original patina is missing and traces of red enamel and gilding can be seen on the pendant, with traces of gilding also on the suspension mount. The suspension mount is square in shape with two arms projecting from one edge. These are tear-drop shaped in profile with a central perforation which holds an axis bar. To the reverse of the square is an integral rivet 4.3x4.1mm in cross-section and projecting 3.5mm from the reverse face. Traces of thick gilding are apparent to the fro…
Created on: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Last updated: Friday 13th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wellow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-745C69
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 loop consists of a short rectangular cross sectioned stem topped by an oval terminal with a transverse circular piercing. On the front is a design of six lions divided into groups of three by a triple diagonal line with traces of raised blue enamel in the field, blazoned: azure a bend argent, cotised or between six lions rampant or. The pendant is 44mm long…
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 28th July 2015
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Record ID: LON-BE594B
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
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A medieval copper alloy heraldic harness pendant dating AD1250-1400. This harness pendant is shield-shaped, straight top and convex sides meeting at a point at the bottom, with the suspension loop set at ninety degrees to the body of the harness pendant. Iron corrosion fills the suspension hole. The front surface is decorated with a heraldic pattern against an enamelled background. In heraldic terms: Azure, five (of six) lions rampant argent, a canton ermine. The upper left quarter is divided and bears three motifs against a silvered background (this is a white metal coating) the re…
Created on: Tuesday 7th July 2015
Last updated: Monday 14th September 2015
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Record ID: SUR-8312D7
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: West Berkshire
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A Medieval shield-shaped copper-alloy harness pendant displaying the arms of the de Bohun family, earls of Hereford and Essex. The arms are azure a bend argent cotised between six lions rampant, in red enamel.
Created on: Monday 22nd June 2015
Last updated: Thursday 25th June 2015
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Record ID: WMID-322034
Object type: HARNESS PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy Harness Pendant with incomplete pendant hanger of the Medieval Period, dating from AD 1250 - AD 1400. The pendant is "heater" shield-shaped type (with sides sloping steeply to a point at the base). On the flat edge is a integrally cast suspension loopp set at a right angle to the pendant angled forwards, the suspension loop is complete and has a suspension lug attached. The lug has a hemispherical body with a large integrally cast lug or rivet at the centre of the back face, the base of the body extends a double oval shaped lug that is pierced by an iron bar. T…
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 19th May 2015
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