France, Gothic period, 13th century
gilded copper, champlevé enamel, Overall: 10.2 x 8.95 cm (4 x 3 in.). Given in memory of Dr. Vladimir G. Simkhovitch by his daughter, Helena Simkhovitch 1976.169
Probably a pendant (hanging ornament) because of the loop at the top, this plaque may have been hung from a horse's breast plate. It also could be a crusader's badge.
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