Object Title

Prick spur

Prick spur

Date

1000-1099

Object Number

VI.551

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, oval section sides, a very short round section neck and a pyramidal goad, cut with facets at the front The ends of the sides are flattened into two-lobed terminals, each with two small iron rivets with a fragment of the washer at one side, for the leathers. The surface is patinated with bright patches.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 115 mm; width: 78 mm Weight: 44 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

This is a transitional form between the long armed prick spurs of the early Middle Ages and the short, curved sided spurs of the 13th century.