Object Title

Left rowel spur

Left rowel 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, with quite slender sides curving under the wearer's ankle, and rising to a slight point at the rear, where there is a neckless downward angled rowel box of round section retaining a large eight pointed star rowel, the points shaped like petals. At the end of the left side is a loop terminal, retaining its stirrup shaped buckle, lacking its buckle pin, and most of its iron strap hook. At the end of the right side is a flattened terminal pierced with a vertical slot for the single leather strap to pass through. The surface is patinated dark brown, quite pitted, and varnished.



Dimensions: Length: 146 mm; width: 99 mm Weight: 88 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.


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Compare the Museum of London spur no. 337, which has a quite similar buckle and is of the same general form, and a spur from Ludgershall Castle which has simliar petal-shaped rowel points. Clark 1995 figs 99-100)