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 flattened D section sides curving slightly under the wearer's ankle, rising to the rear where there is a crest with a curled, flattened circular finial and a medium length round section neck dividing into a rowel box holding a small probably ten pointed star rowel. At the end of either side is a figure 8 terminal, retaining a buckle with double loops lacking its spike and an iron hook for the strap at the left, and two iron hooks at the right. The surface is patinated dark brown with areas of pitting, the rowel is fused to the rowel box and has lost the tips of most of its points.



Dimensions: Length: 157 mm; width: 80 mm Weight: 70 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.


Places Europe


Unusually straight sides, but the shape of the crest suggests a 15t century date.