Object Title

Prick spur

Prick spur

Date

800-899

Object Number

VI.539

Provenance

Purchased 22 June 2004 from Andrew Lumley. From the collection of Prof Paul Post (1882-1956), curator of the Berlin Zeughaus, formed in Berlin after World War I (information from A.Lumley).

Physical Description

It is of iron, with long straight sides of D-shaped section, flattened D-shaped terminals each with a round headed rivet for the leathers, and a short, round section neck with a long tapering goad. The surface is patinated.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Width: 71 mm; depth: 138 mm Weight: 34 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Compare Ellis 2002 nos 3 and 4, respectively from Dorestad in the Netherlands, dated to the 8th-9th century, and Longelse in Denmark, dated to the 10th century.