A copper-alloy prick spur found near Skendleby, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Prick Spur (LIN-DC6E82)
A copper-alloy prick spur found near Skendleby, 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. It is broken at the lowest point where it divides into two arms. There is a hollow shaft above leading into two decorative crescent-shaped arms, one arching over the other. Each arm is longitudinally ribbed. The very top of the object is also pierced, allowing something to pass vertically through the entire object.