Object Title

Left prick spur

Left prick spur

Date

1300-1399

Object Number

VI.580

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 deeply curved sides of rounded triangular section, double curved towards the terminals and with a concave element at the rear, where there is a round section neck and a concave sided pyramidal goad. At the end of the right side is a flattened terminal pierces with a verical slot. At the end of the left side is a small loop terminal. The surface is patinated dark brown and pitted, especially at the slotted terminal.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 122 mm; width: 101 mm Weight: 58 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

This is a very unusual form for which I have not yet found close comparanda.