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Copper alloy bridle-bit, three links.
- Curator's comments
- Found in one of several pits (probably the storage pits of a settlement). Discovered by chance in the spring of 1803 on common land on Hagbourne Hill. The alleged hoard consisted primarily of Iron Age objects: two three-link horse bits (1861,0920.1-2), three terrets (1861,0920.3-5), a bronze ring-headed pin (1861,0920.8), and some coins. There were also pieces of Bronze Age date: two pins (1861,0920.7 and 9), three spearheads (1861,0920.6 and 1862,0719.10-11), and possibly the butt end of a palstave axe (1861,0920.10). It is possible that all these objects were deposited at one time, but perhaps more probable that this assemblage represents either two hoards, one Bronze Age, the other Iron Age, or that all finds were made separately.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1991 24 Mar-8 Dec, Italy, Venice, Palazzo Grassi, I Celti
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number