Object Title

Prick spur

Prick spur



Object Number



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, the sides long and somewhat curved, of runded triangular section, and a short neck with a medial ridge angled down from the sides, with a round knop and a goad largely rusted away. At the end of either side is a flattened terminal pierced with a rectangular vertical slot, largely rusted away at one sides, and a D shaped downward projection, filed with facets and angles. The surface is patinated dark brown and potted.



Dimensions: Length: 123 mm; width: 98 mm Weight: 48 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.


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The knop goad is very like that illustrated by Ellis 2002: no. 19 on the effigy from Harrington Church, Linclonshire, probably of Sir John Harrington, of the early 14th century, but the sides are less acutely curved.