Record Details

NHER Number:32086
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Enamel and niello horse harness pendant


It is recorded that in 1972 or before a medieval horse harness pendant was recovered from the parish of Swaffham. The pendant had traces of enamel and possible silver neillo around the edge of the disc, although unfortunately the exact findspot is unknown.


  • A medieval enamel and niello horse harness pendant from Swaffham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service



Full description

1972 or before. Possibly from Swaffham area - donated by member of public from [1] Swaffham.
Circular medieval harness pendant with niello inlay.
See drawing (S1) and full details in file.
In KLM. [2].
Information from L. Brewster (KLM) and S. Ashley (NAU).
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 11 November 1996.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HARNESS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Ashley, S. 2002. Medieval Armorial Horse Furniture in Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 101.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.

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