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TITLE
Bronze spur
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_P104
PERIOD
1200s; 1300s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31571
KEYWORDS
spurs
bronze
Normans
gems
decorations
ornaments
armour
Bronze spur

This bronze spur was found in Monkstadt in the north of Skye and is probably Norman, belonging to the 11th or 12th Century.

The shanks were about 4 inches long and the neck was one inch, ending in a sharp pointed head of another inch in length. The whole spur was covered in an interlacing ribbon pattern. There were three spaces for gems on each shank and a further three gem sockets on the shaft and head.

This illustration is taken from 'The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland' vol.3

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Bronze spur

1200s; 1300s

spurs; bronze; Normans; gems; decorations; ornaments; armour

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

This bronze spur was found in Monkstadt in the north of Skye and is probably Norman, belonging to the 11th or 12th Century.<br /> <br /> The shanks were about 4 inches long and the neck was one inch, ending in a sharp pointed head of another inch in length. The whole spur was covered in an interlacing ribbon pattern. There were three spaces for gems on each shank and a further three gem sockets on the shaft and head.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland' vol.3