A copper-alloy prick spur fragment found near Willoughby with Sloothby, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Prick Spur (LIN-646C93)
A copper-alloy prick spur fragment found near Willoughby with Sloothby, Lincolnshire
Early spurs had a neck that ended in a point, called a prick, riveted to the heel band. This object is a fragment of the prick and is cylindrical in section with a terminal that divides into two arms. There is a hollow shaft above leading into two decorative crescent-shaped arms, one arching over the other. The very top of the object is pierced which suggests that something passed through the object.