A copper-alloy bridle bit found near Roxby cum Risby, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0
Bridle Bit (NLM-4CB914)
A copper-alloy bridle bit found near Roxby cum Risby, Lincolnshire
This bridle bit plate is decorated with rounded protrusions from its edges, apparently representing the head of a beast combining attributes of horse and dragon. The reddish tint of the metal is a common feature of Anglo-Scandinavian metalwork.