Roughly crescent-shaped, sheet bronze. Each is pierced by 3 holes, one central, oval, and, at each end, a square hole. On the inner surface are numeroud (19-22) closely spaced small prongs. At midpoint between the two ends of the crescent there is a projecting element resembling an arrow-head in outline. In 3 cases the central hole is choked with a mass of corroded iron. A bar of iron with a horse's tooth attached was found to join one of the pieces of broken iron in the central hole of one.
Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
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Current & Past Exhibitions:
Exhibits of the Month: Strange Products from Birds ( Apr 1950)
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 148-150, no. 111
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1914. "A Pair of Bits from Corneto". The Museum Journal. 5 (4): 213-217.
[Article] Bates, William N. 1902. "Etruscan Horseshoes from Corneto". American Journal of Archaeology. 6 (4): 398-403.
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