A branch cheek steel bit. It has an arched or curved mouth.
There is a small (1.5cm) rough area in the centre of the mouthpiece.
The cheeks are curved with oval loops at the top and separate holes for curb hooks. Each cheek bears a rein loop, and there is a curved shackle bar.
There is an round gilt brass cheek boss embossed with a Medusa's head on each side of the bit.
There are no stamps on the bit but there is a previous collector's label which reads "M346".
Dimensions : mouthpiece 12.5cm (4⅞"), cheeks 19.8cm (7¾") not including rein loops
Weight 608g (1 lb 5½ oz)
Ref : bit641
Price :£320.00 (+ £7.50 insured shipping within UK which should take 24-48 hours),
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