Object Title

Prick spur

Prick spur

Date

900-999

Object Number

VI.545

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-section, a long neck of round section and a large faceted conical goad. The ends of the sides are flattened and have rivets for the leathers. The surface is patinated.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 165 mm; width: 90 mm Weight: 58 g

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

This would be identical to the spur in R Zschille and R Forrer, Der Sporn II, Berlin, 1899, taf. xxiv.2, from the Zschille collection if this did not have two rivets on each terminal. Also similar but lacking its terminals is R Zschille and R Forrer Der Sporn I, Berlin, 1891, taf. iv.6 from a German provenance, also then in the Zschille collection. Compare RA vi.545-50.