Eagle harness pendant

Photo: Surrey County Council CC BY SA2.0
Object type: Harness Pendant
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 21/09/2019
Location: South Northamptonshire


A medieval gilt horse harness pendant in the form of an eagle, with a round suspension loop representing the birds head. It is thought to date from 1150 – 1300. There are a couple of similar examples on the PAS but this one is in exceptional condition, with most of the gilding still in place.