Object Title

Rowel spur

Rowel spur

Date

1471-1499

Object Number

VI.628

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 broad straight sides with a medial ridge, and a long, straight neck of flattened lozenge section dividing into a rowel box holding a small multi-pointed star rowel. At the end of the sides is a pierced hole for the strap passing under the sole. Behind these at the upper edge is a pierced lobe for the strap passing over the foot. On the outside is a large stud, probably for another strap. The surface is pitted and patinated, almost all the points of the rowel are damaged, the loop at the right side is damaged.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 199 mm; width: 85 mm Weight: 100 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks

Associations

Places Europe