Object Title

Left rowel spur

Left rowel spur

Date

1350-1399

Object Number

VI.591

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 flat sides narrowing a little to the ends and curving quite acutely under the wearer's ankle, with a slightly flanged crest at the rear, where there is a virtually neckless rowel box, of rounded square section by the sides, the faceted at the upper edge, retaining its (probably originally) 20 pointed star rowel, of which at least two points and the tips of several others have been broken off. At the end of the left side is a loop terminal, the flattened into double cusps adjacent to it, and at the end of the longer right side is a flattened terminal pierced with a vertical slot. The surface is patinated dark brown. Towards the rear the sides are decorated with diaginal pairs of filed lines.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 148 mm; width: 88 mm Weight: 68 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places Europe