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    • Created: Friday 18th July 2014
    • Primary material: Copper alloy
    • Object type: BRIDLE BIT

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Record ID: BERK-91C0F5
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast copper alloy openwork harness fitting, a probable cheek piece from a bridle fitting of the late Early-medieval period (11th century AD). The object is Anglo-Scandinavian in design and is a fragment of a larger fitting. This is likely to be one half of the cheek piece, the other side of the plate was probably symmetrical with a central hole and a projecting arm for the attachment to the leather harness strap (Williams 2007:2). The plate is faintly decorated in what is probably Jelling Style, with a curled beast apparently consuming its own tail. This was a common dec…
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Saturday 15th July 2017
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Record ID: LVPL-8FE906
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy bridle bit link of Early Medieval date. It has a lozenge shaped terminal at one end which is oval internally and sub-rectangular in section. It has a knob on three of the corners. The fourth corner tapers into a D-section connecting arm with a rounded moulding. Beyond this moulding the arm flares into a circular terminal which is circular internally at the other end which is also sub-rectangular in section.
Created on: Friday 18th July 2014
Last updated: Monday 3rd April 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binham', grid reference and parish protected.


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