Iron Age horse trappings


Metal horse trappings, often inlaid with glass enamel, are not uncommon archaeological finds and can be found in many museums. They indicate the high esteem given to horses and horse-drawn vehicles in Iron Age Britain, enhancing the social status of the horse-owner. These objects and a unique burial of a woman from East Yorkshire provide the chance to learn about the values of the social elite of Iron Age Britain and the evidence provided by graves.


Various locations in England, including Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, and Kings Langley, Hertfordshire


AD 1 – 100


iron, bronze, glass enamel


bit length: 27.9 cm
bit width: 8.6 cm
linch pin length: 13.2 cm


British Museum

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