Roman iron hoof protector

 
Roman iron hoof protector
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

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Roman iron hoof protector with side flanges. This hoof protector, or hipposandal, has a long hooked rod at the front, side-wings and a raised heel with hook. It would have been bound to the hooves of draught-animals to give protection on hard gravelled roads.

Image Details

Date
 
43 AD - 410 AD
Image Number
 
000727

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