Photo: Derby Museums Trust CC By SA2.0
Object type: Brooch
Period: Roman
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 01/05/2021
Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire


A Roman horse and rider brooch, missing the rider from the waist up. Large quantities of these brooches have been found at temple sites, suggesting a strong religious connection. The figure is thought to represent Mars. One of the Ryedale Bronzes, auctioned by Hansons, is a horse and rider.