Golden horse bridle fittings found in Viking grave

Published on April 5th, 2017 | by admin

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The gilded fittings of a horse’s bridle have been recovered from a Viking grave in Denmark.

“The artefacts that we’ve already found are exquisite gilded fittings from a horse bridle. This type of bridle would only be available to the most powerful of people in the Viking Age, and we believe it might have been a gift of alliance from the king,” said Merethe Schifter Bagge, a project manager and archaeologist at the Museum of Skanderborg

“The fittings date to circa 950 AD, which means that the Fregerslev Viking could have been the confidant of the king, Gorm the Old – or alternatively a rival.”

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Story: Christian W., The Copenhagen Post | Photo: Museum of Skanderborg

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