British Iron Age Celtic Terret Ring Horse Harness Fitting
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About this item
This is an ancient late Iron Age/Roman bronze terret ring, dating to the 1st century BC/AD. Is is cast in one piece from bronze with a ribbed design, originally securing a leather harness for a horse or chariot. It has a wonderful deep English green patina, and is an excellent example. This was originally found in the Midlands. See also NLM-35E783, PUBLIC-4B6BD4, HESH-4586CB for further examples.
OBJECT: Terret Ring
CULTURE: Iron Age/Roman
DATE: c. 1st century BC/AD (50 BC- 50 AD)
SIZE: 38.87mm x 33.50mm x 10.10mm
WEIGHT: 17.90 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private collection London, originally found in the Midlands. The UK.