Harness pendant

Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC By 2.0
Object type: Harness Pendant
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 21/06/2021
Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire


The pendant depicts three lions passant gardant (on all fours with one front paw raised) holding a broad sword on a red background. These are the arms of England between 1198 – 1340. Across the top is a dark blue label comprising a horizontal bar with three lines descending. This is the mark of the heir to the throne and these arms were borne by the future Edward II and Edward III.