SUSS-EF66E6: Post medieval rowel spur

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Unique ID: SUSS-EF66E6

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An incomplete cast copper alloy rowel spur of Post-Medieval date, probably seventeenth century (c.AD 1600 - c.AD 1700). One side of the spur is complete and has a figure of 8 terminal; the side meets the 8 in the centre, between the loops. The other side is broken about one third of the way along it's lengh. The sides are D shaped in profile and appear plain with traces of tinning and only a small crest. The neck is short and plain as is the rowel box suggesting the rowel was of small size. The rowel and pin are missing; the presence of a brown substance around the lugs suggest that the pin was iron. While Rowel spurs were in use from the 13th century, this plain example with small rowel and figure of 8 terminal probably dates to the post medieval period. It is 67.7mm long, 59.4mm wide, 11.2mm thick and weighs 23.2 grams.


Item recorded and photographed at finds day in museum.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 67.7 mm
Width: 59.4 mm
Thickness: 11.2 mm
Weight: 23.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Chichester

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Thursday 29th May 2008
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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