This is a nice medieval heraldic stud, dating to the 13th - 14th century. The arms depict "sable, a semy of trefoils slipped, two barbels hauriant addorsed" or something to that effect! It retains much of the original black enamel and has a dark patina. This item would have been attached to a wooden casket or riveted onto leather, it is intact with the fixing stud on the back. A nice object that requires some research into the original owner who would have been a Knight.
OBJECT: Heraldic Stud
DATE: c. 13th - 14th century A.D.
MATERIAL: Bronze & Enamel
SIZE: 21mm x 18mm x 3mm (13mm tall with stud)
WEIGHT: 5.90 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Wiltshire.
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