The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • mid 15th century
  • Iron and tin, tinned
  • Length: 11.1 cm, neck
    Weight: 0.14 kg
  • A365
  • European Armoury I
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  • Spur, of iron with traces of original tinning. The sides are bent at an angle, ridged at the top, and pierced with two straps holes, the locket in the lower hole of the terminal on each side for the strap passing under the foot is shaped like the head of a broad arrow. It has a straight neck of oval section with large eight-pointed rowel.

    This spur resembles two formerly in the Meyrick collection (Skelton, pl. LXXX, fig. 4); both later formed part of the Sir Noël Paton Collection, now in the National Museum of Scotland. See also Laking, London Museum Medieval catalogue, type B2.