- Museum number
Copper alloy Y-shaped harness-fitting. The two upper terminals are heavily corroded. The one remaining terminal terminates in a hollow bulbous knob.
- Production date
- 300 BC - 100 AD (circa)
- Curator's comments
- Y-shaped mounts are a uniquely Irish Iron Age type of harness-fitting. These fittings were probably suspended from the yoke in pairs, by the two upper terminals, or may have been used to lead horses in procession. This is the pair to 1853,0528.4. Other examples from the British Museum's collections include 1854,0714.294, OA.10952, 1921,1206.36, and 1913,0715.1. These were published (alongside a loan object from Tower Armouries) by C. Johns (1971).
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Sotheby's sale 15th April 1853
Found with 1853,0528.3 + 4
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number