Horse Trappings from the Eaquiline Treasure

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 October 2016

These gilded silver ornaments were strung around the neck of horses owned by aristocratic Roman families, as a way of displaying wealth and prestige. Four complete and two partial sets were found within the Esquiline Treasure. They are the finest and best-preserved examples known from the Late Roman World. Part of the Esquiline Treasure, which was discovered in the year 1793 CE, at the foot of the Esquiline Hill, Rome, Italy. 300s CE. From Rome. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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