MHG60632 - Harness Pendant - Balloch, Petty


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Medieval copper-alloy shield-shaped heraldic harness pendant with suspension mount in place. Blue enamel survives well but a surrounding the metal has lost its surface and no trace of gilding or silvering survives. The arms are azure, a bend six crosses-crosslet fitchy. If the devices were gold, the arms are that of the Earls of Mar; if silver, they belong to the Le Chein family.
Claimed as Treasure Trove (TT 140/17) and allocated to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. <1>

Information from the Treasure Trove database describes a shield shaped harness pendant decorated with blue enamel. On the shield there is a diagonal partition, each side of the partition are 3 crosses. The fitting is still present and has a hook on the back. Total length 42mm, shield length 23mm, width 18mm. TT DB dates post-medieval; TT minutes dates it to medieval. <2>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal. A more detailed GR for the pendant is held by Treasure Trove. GW 17/07/20

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Grid reference Centred NH 7400 4900 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH74NW
Civil Parish PETTY
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • HARNESS PENDANT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

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