LANCUM-F649E2: Nearly complete rowel spur

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Unique ID: LANCUM-F649E2

Object type certainty: Certain
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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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: Friday 25th May 2012
Updated: Wednesday 30th May 2012

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