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Is this a roman armor fitting? No, horse harness part.

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Kilian O:
33mm/6.5gm

The shape looks quite familiar but can't remember where exactly I saw it.

Cheers  +++

otlichnik:
No, but it is part of 1st century AD Roman horse harness fittings.  It is hard to tell exactly what function/type of item (could be part of junction ring strap loop, strap end or weight, part of a hanger for a pendant, etc.) but the design is the so-called "waisted type" which was used from the Augustan period to the early second century.

Bits like yours are common finds on Roman cavalry sites occupied in the first century.

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Kilian O:
Thanks shawn  :). It kinda looked similar to some armour fittings in Appels and Laycock but they have quite alot of misattributed things in there it seems.

otlichnik:
They do have several misattributed items in there.

But it does look a bit like the 1st century lorica segmentation ties.  The large circles.  But the overall shape is different.

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