The Wallace Collection

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  • Spur
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • England, possibly
  • c. 1620
  • Steel and silver, encrusted and blackened
  • Weight: 0.105 kg
  • A378
  • European Armoury III
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  • Spur, one of a pair with A377. Of blackened steel encrusted with silver masks and spots on a blackened ground. Slender sides; downward-curving neck, ending in a pierced, rose-shaped rowel of eight points; small buckle and one strap on one side and a double hook on the other.

    Compare with the spur A376. This type of silver inlay was common in England in this date, especially on swords and daggers, but as it was derived from the Continent an English attribution is not certain. A comparable spur is in the Royal Armouries (no. VI.352; Dufty and Reid, 1968, pl.CLXIVa.).