LVPL-8AB444: Fragment of a Post-Medieval spur

Rights Holder: National Museum Liverpool
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: LVPL-8AB444

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Cast copper alloy fragment from a Post-Medieval rowel spur. It is L-shaped in plan with only the spur neck and spur box remaining. The spur neck is circular in section and widens in the middle. At the junction between the neck and the box the fragment bends 90 degrees. There is a circular knob on the corner. The spur box consists of 2 arms running parallel to each other, ending in a circular terminal. This circle has a central hole through which a bar would have run to hold the rowel in place.


Finders reference- 11


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 41 mm
Weight: 19.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Cannock Chase (District)
Parish or ward: Brindley Heath (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0017
Four figure Latitude: 52.750617
Four figure longitude: -2.001439
1:25K map: SK0017
1:10K map: SK01NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: SF3844
Object type: ROWEL SPUR
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Neck and part of rowel box from a very peculiar spur. The neck is lozengiform in section (11 x 10 mm) and c. 35 mm long. One end is cut or b…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: LIN-3733E5
Object type: SPUR
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Elaborate gilt copper alloy rowel spur. One fairly straight side survives, which projects slightly downwards from behind the heel, the forward…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: PUBLIC-85F5BE
Object type: MOUNT
Broadperiod: ROMAN
A Roman copper alloy mount or fitting, possibly from the corner of a box and storage chest, and possibly related to the military. It has a cle…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.