Each of these elegant gilded spurs is subtly decorated with a foliate rowel, some moldings on the heel and hooks shaped as ivy leaves. In the century, rowel spurs with very long necks were of common use in Western Europe
Pair of Rowel Spurs Date: 15th century Culture: French Medium: Copper, gold Dimensions: L. of each 8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm); W. of each 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); D. of each 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
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Pair of Rowel Spurs Date: century Culture: French Medium: Copper, gold Dimensions: L.
Rowel-spur of iron, for the right foot, with a twelve-pointed rowel and a short neck of round-section. The sides of flattened D-section are gently curved, have a slight crest at the rear and narrow towards the front where they end in single loop terminals, the right loop retains an iron buckle with a rectangular frame. The spur is uniformly corroded.
Copper alloy with gilding Prick Spur. Cast spur with a large quadrilateral goad in a short neck; the spur sides plunge sharply, rising at a more gentle angle below the ankle. The ends of the spur sides bear terminals with
plain rhombic thorn (beginning century) No. pointy thorn with eylet for the strap (beginning century) No. small wheel with eight points century) No. big wheel on short stem with 16 points (beginning century) No. a big jagged wheel type (around