SWYOR-21A640: Medieval prick spur

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SPUR

Unique ID: SWYOR-21A640

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The goad and neck and short length of spur body from a late Early-Medieval to early Medieval iron prick spur. The sides are largely missing, but the surviving back of the spur is D-shaped in cross-section. The neck is lozenge-shaped in cross-section and is 15mm long. The goad is a square-based pyramid shape.

Similar spurs are illustrated by Ellis in Clark 1995, 131, and are dated from about AD 1050-1300 (Ellis in Clark 1995, 127). Compare also LIN-138C14, SF-1C3AC3 and the copper alloy example with a longer neck ESS-026E51.

Class: prick

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1050
Date to: Circa AD 1300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 43.33 mm
Width: 32.64 mm
Thickness: 13.55 mm
Weight: 17.82 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2012 - Tuesday 20th November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2052

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Fragment

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Burghwallis (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5311
Four figure Latitude: 53.592906
Four figure longitude: -1.200732
1:25K map: SE5311
1:10K map: SE51SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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