ID Challenge No.9 (21-24 Nov 18)

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ID Challenge No.9 (21-24 Nov 18)

Post by thefiggis » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:07 pm

What ho,

Something different this time - an artefact from Le Musee de Sweepstick47, for which many thanks.

This item was found on a site in Yorkshire known to have been occupied by Romans/Saxons. It's been in a box since the 1980s but SS has been kind enough to blow the dust off it to see if anyone knows what it is. For the record, he doesn't know and it's never been formally identified.

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Closes Saturday, 24th November after 5pm.

Good luck, and let's see if you can put the poor chap out of his misery ::g
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Post by Danzigman » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:44 pm

First now I actually realize what the ID challenge is about..
So for Erics "SS" find, it must be a guess towards a medieval harness pendant. I was first looking towards platecross, but harness pendant it must be..
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Post by Bradrick » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:52 pm

Medieval horse harness pendant (fragment)
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Post by Saki » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:07 am

Was initially going with 14th Century horse harness possibly trefoil. But now going for Roman leaf shaped horse harness

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Post by shaggybfc » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:40 am

I'll go for a harness pendant / mount - circa C13 - 14, Broken at the bottom.

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Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:44 pm

Iron Age horse pendant

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Post by bryan162 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:44 pm

small Bronze mirror

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Post by Junior » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:26 am

Is it flat ? or been compressed flat if so ,small bell type thing ? If flat pass

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Post by Junior » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:30 pm

2nd go....harness pendant with a funny hanger .....

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Re: ID Challenge No.9 (21-24 Nov 18)

Post by thefiggis » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:49 pm

Interesting replies, with harness pendant leading the way. There's one reply which reflects what SS47 was leaning towards and I expect he'll be along later to have a word.

Many thanks as usual to all who had a stab ::g
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Re: ID Challenge No.9 (21-24 Nov 18)

Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:53 pm

Many thanks to all who have participated in identifying this item ::g Found during the 80's in North Yorkshire with my old Arado 130. At that time, identifying finds meant a trip to the local reference library to pore over whatever books and maps were available but the curator of the local museum was very helpful and would willingly identify the more routine finds, anything more exotic was sent to the British Museum. This find was one of those seen by the local museum and suggested to be a Roman Pendant Mirror.

As a result of the help experienced here and the suggestions that have been posted, I'm now firmly in the camp of the Early Medieval harness Pendant and I'll be happy to reflect it as such in my records. Thanks again and Good Luck identifying more items in future competitions.
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