This is a nice medieval heraldic harness pendant, dating to the 13th - 14th century A.D. It is enamelled with the armorial of the Duke of Burgundy (bendy or and azure, a bordure gules). Such a pendant would have been worn on the harness and horse trappings, of retained knights in the service of the Duke - sometimes by the Duke himself, in tournaments or battle.
This example has survived in good condition, still with much of the original enamel and gilding remaining.
OBJECT: Harness Pendant
DATE: c. 13th - 14th century AD
MATERIAL: Bronze & Enamel
SIZE: 27mm x 17mm x 2mm
WEIGHT: 3.8 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Troyes. France.
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