Object Title

Prick spur

Prick spur

Date

1200-1299

Object Number

VI.564

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

Of iron, with quite deeply curved sides of D section, a medium length round section neck and a large pyramidal goad. At either end of the sides are figure 8 terminals, pierced for two rivets. The surface is patinated dark brown.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 128 mm; width: 96 mm Weight: 46 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Quite close to the spur excavated from the Hirsel, Coldstream, Scotland, illustrated in Ellis 2002: no. 17, dated by Blanche to 12th-13th century.