This is an ancient late Iron Age/Roman bronze terret ring, dating to the 1st century AD. The ring has a "saddle" type attachment bar set between two circular stops. Around the outer edge of the ring are 3 rounded knobs. Spratling (1972) identifies this as a Knobbed Terret (Group IX, sub-group A) dating from the late 1st century to early 2nd century AD. It is cast in one piece from bronze. It was used for securing a leather harness for a horse or chariot. This was originally found in the Midlands. See also WREX-06D00D, for a further example.
OBJECT: Terret Ring
CULTURE: Iron Age/Roman
DATE: c. 1st century AD (50 - 150 AD)
SIZE: 59.51mm x 62.58mm x 7.07mm
WEIGHT: 35.36 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private collection London, originally found in the Midlands. The UK.
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