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Medieval Bridle Cheek Piece with Dragons
Medieval Bridle Cheek Piece with Dragons

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Estimate
200 GBP
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About the object

An Irish-type bronze bridle cheek-piece with a separate looped fitting for attachment to the reins; the loop a substantial D-section bar extending to two flat plates, pierced to take an attachment rivet, the junction decorated with geometric detailing and a facetted section; the cheek piece formed as a pair of addorsed serpentine heads with elaborate lappets extending in a radiating series from the crest of the head across the void to rejoin the neck at the point of bifurcation; the lower lappet in each series with two transverse ribs towards the lower end, and similar ribs to the junction with the loop. 123 grams, 12cm (4 3/4"). Very fine condition. Rare.
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200 GBP

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