SWYOR-98B19C: Horseshoe of unknown date

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Unique ID: SWYOR-98B19C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very corroded and encrusted iron horseshoe of uncertain date, but possibly Medieval or Post Medieval. The shoe is asymetrical in plan with a pointed U shaped inner arch. The heels are thickened and one appears to have a calkin, a feature less often seen on Modern examples. One nail survives projecting from the hoof side of the shoe. The toe is a little damaged. The web is wide at 33mm at the toe, and 36mm at the quarters. There is no evidence of the shoe being fullered. The shoe is 100mm long, 98mm wide and 19mm thick at the possible calkin. It weighs 281g. Compare type 3 and 4 in The Medieval Horse, pages 75 - 101.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: UNKNOWN
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 100 mm
Width: 98 mm
Thickness: 19 mm
Weight: 281 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th March 2014 - Saturday 8th March 2014

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 582 / FP034

Materials and construction

Primary material: Iron
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Long Marston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4951
Four figure Latitude: 53.95278368
Four figure longitude: -1.25482189
1:25K map: SE4951
1:10K map: SE45SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: 4 years ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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