SPUR

Unique ID: LANCUM-F649E2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

Cast copper alloy spur dating from the post-medieval period, that is c. AD1500-1700. The object is a rowel spur with the main body still intact, but very worn. It would have had double attachment loops at the front, but they are now missing. The terminal of the spur still shows the split ends with perforated sides which would have held the star-shaped rowel in place, but that and its axis bar are now missing, too. The spur was undecorated except for a small moulding between the main body and the curved horizontal bar that held the rowel.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Length: 62 mm
Height: 10 mm
Width: 10 mm
Weight: 47 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Dot Boughton - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mrs Dot Boughton - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

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

A resized image of Nearly complete rowel spur

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West
County: Cumbria
District: South Lakeland
To be known as: Howgill

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Created: Friday 25th May 2012
Updated: Wednesday 30th May 2012

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