Bronze Age Phalerae Horse Mount With Decoration circa 900-600 BC. This is a very decorative large and rare item made from thin bronze with a good green patina, although rather rough owing to the great age of the artefact. Still visible are the fixing pin studs, with another small pin still complete and loosely in place. On the outer edge is a good raised dot and zigzag pattern with a further raised plain circle in the middle, and on top of that a further raised central boss type section. The item is made in one piece and shows excellent design style and craftsmanship. It would have been fastened to leather, long since gone in antiquity, and used to decorate a horse, most likely being hung in the middle above the front legs, or on the horse's flanks. A fantastic and rare piece of Bronze Age equestrian decoration measuring 190mm in diameter.