Iron Age Bridle Fitting

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Bridle fitting
Period: Iron Age
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 25/10/2020
Location: East Riding of Yorkshire


A bridle fitting dating to 300 BC – AD 100. The circular openwork plate is cast from copper-alloy and attached to an iron pin. This composite construction is typical of horse-gear of the period and combined the decorative appearance of the copper-alloy with the strength of iron.