Medieval Knight Heraldic Harness Pendant Hugh de Turberville 13th Century

£170.00

Product Code:RNC254

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Description

Header: Medieval Knight’s Heraldic Horse Harness Pendant. Probably the Arms of Hugh de Turberville,13th Century

Material: Copper alloy

Period: Medieval

Date: 13th Century

Origin: Britain (Wales)

Condition: VF, a lot of original detail to the arms is visible as is the colouring; the pendant has its suspension hanger still attached, which is very rare.

Description: A copper alloy pendant mount for horses harness with suspension attachment still intact. Shield-shaped, it shows a red lion rampant which were the arms of Hugh de Turberville as in the Dering rolls of heraldry .

Size and Weight: 42 x 36mm, 10.12g

Features and Provenance:  The mount, or pendant as they are sometime referred to, was placed on the peytrel across the chest, the browband across the head or the cupper across the flanks of the horse.

Hugh de Turberville,  was Lord of Crickhowell Castle in Wales from 1273, he was a knight of the Royal household of Edward I and was a commander against the Welsh in 1277.  He won the privilege of being a Knight banneret which allowed him to go into battle under his own banner and led 6000 foot soldiers. He was later elevated to Deputy Constable and granted Hasfield in Gloucestershire. He died in 1293.

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of the artefact and there are grades between

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of pattern etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of pattern etc present, but may be worn

Fine (F). Wear on the artefact and parts of item and pattern etc may be missing or not visible

 

Additional information

Weight50 g

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