Harness hook of the Vavasours

Photo: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service CC By SA2.0
Object type: Harness fitting
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 11/10/2023
Location: Selby, North Yorkshire


A harness hook dating to about 1200- 1400. The heraldic design is a fess dancetty (zigzag band) and although the original colours are lost the find location suggests the Vavasour family, Lords of Hazlewood. A Find of Note of County Importance.