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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Heraldic pendant, penninghame

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Kite-shaped bronze pendant with a broken suspension loop.  The design comprises a diagonal cross with a red enamel background and a rectangular panel above enclosed in a shield.  There is foliate decoration around the shield.

 

Pendants like this where used to decorate horse harness.  They often carry the heraldic devices of particular families or individuals.

Place of Discovery:
Mains of Penninghame, Wigtown
Materials/Media:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Length: 40mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2000.46
Digital Number:
SMAH 076
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council