EUROPEAN NOBLE WOMAN’S PENDANT NECKLACE C.1200-1400
English or French (Norman). Silvered bronze, formed as double crescents with ovals on a bar. The pendant of a noblewoman incorporating motifs from her family coat of arms which identified her both as of the noble class and by name. The crescents probably indicate that the family fought in the Crusades against the Turks. Over 1/2” width. Made by the open mold casting process. An armorial device in abbreviated form (as opposed to a full coat of arms) as used on shields, horse bards, etc, by nobles and royalty. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored. On sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.