York, 16-22 Coppergate
Horse bit
Late 11th/12th century - 13th century

The bit consists of two joined links ('snaffle links') and two ring cheek pieces. All pieces are plated with tin. This simple bit was the commonest type in Norman England.
Dimensions: Links:L.84 and 72; cheek pieces: D.39mm

Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft and Industry, and Everyday Life : Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, 9274 sf1281

(Photo: S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)

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