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

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Record ID: BERK-91C0F5
Object type: BRIDLE BIT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Bedford
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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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