Overall: 14.9 x 7.9 cm (5 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1604
The spur was an essential part of the knight's equipment. Fastened to his heels by means of straps and buckles, it was used to prod a horse into action. These examples represent the oldest type recorded, the "pricked" spur, so-called because its neck terminated in a spike. The pricked spur was replaced during the Middle Ages by the "rowel" spur, with a rotating spiked wheel.
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