Prick spur

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From Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian

Postcard of Prick spur.
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Prick spur

This bronze prick spur was found in the ruins of Linlithgow Palace in West Lothian. It dates from around 1300.

The prick spur is decorated with incised lines.

There was a royal manor house on the site of Linlithgow Palace from the time of David I. It was converted into a garrison 1301-2 by Edward I of England, falling into Scottish hands again in 1313. The present palace dates from 1425.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-320-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.ML 1
Date: Around 1300
c. 1300
Material: Bronze or brass
Dimensions: 144 mm L x 78 mm max W x 27 mm max D
What: Spur, prick
Subject: Horse furniture, stirrups (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, West Lothian, Linlithgow Palace
Description: Prick spur of bronze or brass decorated with incised lines, c. 1300, found at Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian
  • Keay, J. & Keay J. (ed). Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: Collins, 1994 pp 623-4 
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