Harness fitting

Photo: Birmingham Museums Trust CC By 2.0
Object type: Harness fitting
Period: Bronze Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 10/04/2019
Location: Oswestry, Shropshire


A late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age harness fitting/toggle. It has bee designated a Find of Note. Similar items have been found in hoards of harness equipment such as the Parc-y-Meirch hoard, found in the 19th century. However, the function of these fittings is poorly understood.