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MEDIEVAL HARNESS HOOK

Medieval cast copper alloy horse harness fitting. It is lozengeform with a central horizontal band of red enamel, with three rows of alternating green and blue enamel squares. In heraldic terms, this could be described as 'checky or and azure a fess gules' - possibly the shield of the Cliffords, Robert and Roger (cf. Ashley 2002, 11; ref. 58)There is a projecting arm extending from one corner of …