Object Title

Rowel spur

Rowel spur

Date

1500-1599

Object Number

VI.633

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, the sides are straight and of D section, with a short round section neck divided into a rowel box holding a small fourteen pointed star rowel. At the end of either side is a triple lobed terminal, each lobe pierced with a hole. The front holes hold an iron strap to pass under the sole, attached by strap hooks. The largest lobe is decorated with three sets of double incised lines. The surface is patinated and pitted. The rowel is missing the tips of several points and its central hole has almost corroded out.

Materials

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 154 mm; width: 94 mm Weight: 76 g

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places Europe