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Title Iron prick spur
Nationality European
Period 12th/13th century

This type would have been worn in the Crusader armies in the early Middle Ages. They were only superceded when the new style Gothic spurs appeared, with much longer shanks and the introduction of rowels in the 14th century. This example has the unusual feature of a square stop at the base of the prick to limit the penetration of the horse's flank.

This measures 10 cm acros at the instep. It is in somewhat fragile condition, being heavily corroded in parts, while retaining all its original shape. The rust has been largely stabilised, but minor surface rust is evident overall. It is a ground find.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Horse Furniture : Spurs : European : 13th Century]


Thank you for your excellent service, I'm very pleased with both the items.

R L, UK, 26.02.2010

[It] got in [arrived]! It's a fine piece.

G V, Belgium, 11.08.2008