Copper-Alloy Bridle Bit (LEIC-069A75)
This cast copper-alloy bridle bit fragment is made up of a flat curved section which terminates in a sub-rectangular beast’s stylised head above a ‘trefoil’-shaped projection decorated with an incised spiral motif.
Bridle Bit (NLM-4CB914)
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.