chariot fitting (terret ring)


This is a fragment of an ornamented Romano-British chariot fitting called a terret ring. These rings were usually used in pairs and guided the reins from the chariot to the horse’s bit. This example is made from bronze and is inlaid with red enamel decoration. The Romans admired the British Iron Age chariots and the style and fittings continued to be used well into the Roman period. This is the most westerly find of this form of terret.

This object is not on display.

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