Treasure Trove Scotland

TT_154_13_Iron_Age_Strap_Mount (2)“A substantial strap mount cast in bronze and decorated with roundels of yellow and red enamel. Both in the casting and the enamelling, this object would require considerable technical skill and is characteristic of the 1st – 2nd centuries AD.

An object like this would have been part of a larger suite used to decorate the trappings of a horse and associated vehicle such as a chariot. It is a symbol of the wealth and power of the owner and symbolic of the warrior elites who were a significant part of Iron Age culture.

Allocated to East Lothian Museums Service.”

Treasure Trove Scotland 2013-14 report released

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