Object Title

Prick spur

Prick spur

Date

1000-1099

Object Number

VI.544

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The spurs is of iron, with long, straight sides of rounded triangular section, a very short neck and a bronze goad on the form of a flanged arrowhead with a human head on top. The terminals are almost corroded away, and the iron is very badly corroded but stable.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 132 mm; width: 110 mm Weight: 64 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

I cannot find another example of a spur of this period with a human face on the goad.