KENT-870FBF: Spur

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Unique ID: KENT-870FBF

Object type certainty: Probably
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An incomplete distorted and heavily worn gilt copper-alloy rowel spur of Post-Medieval date c.AD 1600-1700.

Description: The spur comprises a a curved band, expanded at its centre, from which a an oval cross-sectioned projection extends at a right angle. One side of the rowel arm has a 'D' section form with a collard end terminating in a central pivot hole, with the remnants of an iron pin. Both the sides (arms) of the band are broken and the rowel is missing. This spur has been twisted, likely in antiquity, so that the arm is parallel to the curved band. The spur is unusual in that it is gilded, but this is largely obscured by the dark green patina. It is likely Post-Medieval, however, due to heavy wear it is impossible to say for certain which period it is from.

Dimensions: Length 44.84mm, width (at curved band) 21.11mm, width (at end of rowel arm) 8.14mm, thickness (at curved band) 10.27mm, thickness (at end of rowel arm) 3.52mm and weight 19.93g.


See similar: HESH-0B5F71

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 44.84 mm
Width: 21.11 mm
Thickness: 8.14 mm
Weight: 19.93 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Vikki Brereton
Identified by: Miss Vikki Brereton

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Hart (District)
Parish or ward: Odiham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7650
Four figure Latitude: 51.24412218
Four figure longitude: -0.912587
1:25K map: SU7650
1:10K map: SU75SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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