Celtic 'Convex Skirt' Terret 022728

Celtic 'Convex Skirt' Terret 022728
Celtic 'Convex Skirt' Terret
Copper-alloy, 40.49 grams, 54.39 mm. Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast copper-alloy terret comprising a round-section ring and flared convex skirt. The ring is provided with three knops to the outer edge, and is attached to the skirt by a swivel mechanism; the skirt extends downwards from the ring on two faces, ending in knops (two present). The terret was attached to the frame of a chariot, its purpose being to guide the reins of the horse. Reference: Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, vol.1, Langport, 2001 items 486, 491 and Smith, R.A. British Museum Guide to Iron Age Antiquities, reprinted Ipswich, 1994 fig.151. Fine condition. Provenance: found Basildon, Essex, UK.

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