ROWEL SPUR

Unique ID: SWYOR-2C3162

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An incomplete cast, copper alloy spur rowel, probably Medieval in date (about 1300-1500 AD). Only the rowel survives. It has 6 surviving points (most of them bent), each of which is tear drop shaped and bevelled and two (possibly three points) have been broken off. The central hole from the axle has been worn on one side making it oval and no longer central. This rowel probably dates from the 14th century when large multi point rowels were popular. The rowel has a light to dark green patina. Compare to PAS record IDs: SWYOR-4E7316, SUSS-32D8F6 and YORYM-3FD5E6. Please also see Clark's The Medieval Horse and its Equipment (pages 148-149) for similar rowels.

Length: 45.1mm; Width: 27.1mm; Thickness: 5.5mm; Weight: 15.61g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Length: 45.1 mm
Width: 27.1 mm
Thickness: 5.5 mm
Weight: 15.61 g
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1534

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Cast [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval Spur Rowel

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: North Lincolnshire
District: North Lincolnshire
Parish: Amcotts

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8514
Four figure Latitude: 53.61566 Four figure longitude: -0.716558
1:25K map: SE8514
1:10K map: SE81SE
WOEID: 26346366
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

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Created: Monday 10th October 2011
Updated: Monday 10th October 2011

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