Roman Horse/Cavalry Bridle Bit, c. 1st-6th Cent
Con/ sound and intact, cleaned and treated with rust nutralizer, all parts free and moving.
Seller's Note/ Once the form of such O-ring 'snaffle' bits was put into use in the 1st millennium AD, there was little change in the following 2,000 years and are still in use today. We're just using an 'educated' guess as for the age of this bit. It could be Roman, Avar, or Byzantine.
Either way, it's still a wonderful example of an ancient iron bridle bit and would look great in a shadowbox!