KENT-AD73FE: Incomplete 17th century spur

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

SPUR

Unique ID: KENT-AD73FE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete copper-alloy post-Medieval rowell spur, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700.

Description: The surviving fragment of the spur consists of the rear part of the spur with short sections of each arm, the neck and the rowel box, with the terminals of the arms as well as the rowell itself all missing. The arms are D-shaped in cross section, 4.45mm thick and broadening from 6.36mm wide to 10.12mm, where the two arms converge in a point on the upper edge. From the point at which the arms converge the neck expands, this has a transverse, pointed oval cross section and has a shallow U-shaped line in profile. At its terminal the neck bifurcates into the rowel box, but with either arm of the box terminating almost immediately in old breaks. The spur has a mostly light grey-green patination.

Measurements: length 53.49mm; width 41.73mm; thickness 11.23mm; weight 34.05g.

Discussion: Near identical rowell spurs were found in contexts dated to c. AD 1600-1650 and c. AD 1650-1700 during excavations in Norwich, and are illustrated by Margeson (1993: 221-222, nos. 1799 & 1800), who also cites the appearance of similar rowell spurs on portraits dating to the first half of the 17th century. Similar example shave also been reported to the PAS @: DEV-73C0BD and DEV-CC9F11.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 53.49 mm
Width: 41.73 mm
Weight: 34.05 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Spatial data

No spatial data available.

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: KENT-BA1624
Object type: SPUR
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete gilt copper-alloy post-Medieval Rowell spur, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. Description: The surviving fragment of the spu…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: DEV-CC9F11
Object type: SPUR
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete Post-Medieval Rowell spur, probably dating to c. AD 1600-1700. The surviving fragment of the spur consists of the rear haf of e…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: DEV-73C0BD
Object type: SPUR
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete Post-medieval Rowell Spur, probably dating to c. AD 1600 - 1700. The arms of the spur are plano-convex in cross section, termina…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.