Object Title

Prick spur

Prick spur

Date

1200-1299

Object Number

VI.569

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 long, curved sides of D section, a short slightly curved round section neck and a large pyramidal goad. At either end of the sides is a circular terminal with a single rivet. The surface is patinated dark brown.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 131 mm; width: 95 mm Weight: 52 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

Compare the spur from Goltho Manor illustrated in Ellis 2002 no. 15, from a sealed context dated 1080-1150, but this has rather less curved sides.