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  • Curb Bit, ca. 1350
    Spanish
    Iron, bronze, enameled and gilt; W. mouthpiece 4 in. (10.2 cm), L. branches 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1904 (04.3.478a,b)

    This is one of the most elaborately decorated medieval horse bits known. It displays two coats of arms, which appear to belong to Catalan families. The matching heraldic plaque missing from the opposite side is preserved in the Musée de Cluny, Paris.

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  • Curb Bit, ca. 1350
    Spanish
    Iron, bronze, enameled and gilt; W. mouthpiece 4 in. (10.2 cm), L. branches 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1904 (04.3.478a,b)

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