The Wallace Collection

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Bit boss
  • Bit boss
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France or Italy
  • 16th century
  • Bronze
  • Diameter: 9 cm
    Weight: 0.15 kg
  • A398
  • European Armoury I
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Further Reading
  • Boss, for one of the cheek-pieces of a horse bit, made of dark bronze, circular, the raised centre spirally fluted or whorled, and coming to a point; undulating border, the alternate facets of both the whorl and the border are decorated with scrolls (see also A399).

    A similar boss was in the collection of the antiquarian Victor Gay (Gay, Glossaire Archéologique, p. 178).