Horse Harness Fitting, Bronze

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The roman army was not known for a certain kind of modesty. Especially the cavalry equipment for battle and parade was extraordinary splendid and conspicious, including the horse harnesses. The cavalrymen saw themself as the elite of the army, demonstrating the status in every detail.
According to the military gravestones of the 1st century AD (pic. 2), the horses were decorated with discs (phalerae), fitted to leather harnesses. Many parts of the equipment have been found, and the phalera harnesses were in use until the eraly 2nd century, according to the finds of Ribchester / England.

Especially the breast of the horses was decorated with lavish fittings. Our Phalera is based on originals from Xanten / Germany and the British Museum. The leaf pendant is movable attached and the phalera is decorated with a three-dimensional men´s bust. At the backside are 4 eyelets to attach the neck- and breast straps of the horse harness. Handcrafted from massive bronze, size 18 x 10 cm, weight about 520 Gramms.

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