Delicate openwork mount from harness. These mounts were used to decorate the horses harness and make them appear more impressive. Alongside pendants they would also have jangled as the horses moved, meaning that the horses could be heard coming. The polished metal would have glistened in the sun making the horse and rider look larger and more intimidating.


  • Title: Harness Mount
  • Date Created: Roman
  • Location: Chester Roman Fort
  • Type: Mount
  • Original Source: CHESTERS ROMAN FORT
  • Rights: Trustees of the Clayton Collection and English Heritage
  • Medium: copper alloy
  • Photographer: Bob Smith

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