SF7445: Medieval prick spur fragments

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Unique ID: SF7445

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper-alloy goad from a prick spur. It is pyramidal in shape, springing from a lozengiform base which measures 16 x 13.5 mm from corner to corner. From the centre of the base emerges the circular-section neck, which begins at a diameter of 6 mm but which is split apart for most of its length by iron corrosion. There is a little iron corrosion at the apex of the pyramid too, so there may be an iron bar running right through the goad. This may be all that survives of a copper-alloy coated iron spur, or the goad may have been the only piece made of iron.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1050
Date to: AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 30 mm
Width: 16 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Weight: 12.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2001

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Helen Geake
Identified by: Dr Helen Geake

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Iron
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: COCKFIELD

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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