Ancient Scythian Bronze Horse Snaffle Bit Bridle 6th - 4th Century B.C.
Ancient Scythian cast bronze horse snaffle bit bridle 6th - 4th century B.C. Northern Black Sea Region. Composed of two interlocking straight mouthpieces notched with ribbed pattern and ended with integral key heads rings.
REFERENCES: For related Scythian bit please see.
1.Antique Bits, Spurs and Stirrups from the Nevzorov Haute Ecole Collection by Alexander Nevzorov:
2. Equus frenatus - morsi dalla collezione Giannelli by Claudio Giannelli Page 90. Fig.71.
The buyer will be provided with a copy of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 19 cm (7.48 inches)
WEIGHT: 135 grams.
CONDITION: In Excellent condition for an antique over 2300 years old bronze horse bit. No cracks or repairs. The surface is covered by its natural green patina and earth encrustation.
Provenance: Ex Private old Canadian collection of antiques and antiquities formed in the 1980s.
The Scythian were a nomadic Indo-European people, of Eastern European origin, a predecessor of the Slavic people and occupying a geological band from Eastern Europe through to the grasslands above China, shared a common artistic, cultural and economic base.