Object Title

Rowel spur

Rowel spur

Date

1300-1399

Object Number

VI.615

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 flattened D section sides curving under the wearer's ankle, rising to the rear where there is a very short oval section neck dividing almost immediately into a rowel box holding a medium sized eight pointed star rowel. At the end of either side is a figure 8 terminal. The surface is patinated dark brown, part of the upper left hole is extended, the tips of several of the rowel points are damaged and there are various chips on the edges, all covered with thick lacquer.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 140 mm; width: 91 mm Weight: 54 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places Europe