Allen Antiques

These are the Spurs in the Allen study collection.
European Spur

European Spur 11th century

Prick spur of completely straight form. A very early and uncommon style. Each terminal of rectangular form with a rivet on each side (one side missing from one terminal). Arms of flattened form - but sticking out, not parallel to the body. Prick of straight, square form. Point now rounded, probably originally pointed.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 12th century

Prick Spur. Prick in the form of a relatively tall pyramid. Arms of half-round form with rounded terminals. Originally attached to the straps by means of single rivets at each terminal. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 13th century

Iron. Simple prick form with large ball on the prick. Terminals each forming 2 slots allowing a single strap to used to secure the spur. It ran under the foot and through the slots at the sides of the spur. It was then buckled over the instep. Excavated condition, but overall complete and sound.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 13th century

Iron. Narrow half-round profile arms down turned at the center, each of curved form. Terminals of loop form - each a rectangular vertical slot for the strap to pass through. Terminals complete in trefoil form. Much original filed decoration to arms remaining. prick formed with a flattened ball and a protruding spike. one arm broken - broken part remaining.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 13th-14th century

Iron. German. From castle in southern Germany. Fine iron rowel spur. Deeply swept arms of rounded section. One end terminated by a vertical slot through which the stap was passed, the other with a ring used to attach the buckle and strap. It was a left spur. Incised decoration on the arms of the spur. Short stalk retaining its 6 pointed rowel in good condition. Rowel seized, but otherwise whole. Retains buckle - complete with tongue. Buckle is integral with the mount - remains of decoration on the mount area and roller for the buckle.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 13th cent.

Iron, heavily curved arms. Terminating in a vertical slot for a strap on one end and a circular area for a rivet (some remaining) on the other. A left spur. Of prick form with wide, flattened form. Prick of round, tapered form with a large diamond-shaped stop.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 13th-14th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 13th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 13th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur circa 1300-1340

Iron. arms half beveled (half near the terminals) and half with filed decoration (nearer the center). tapering toward the terminals.down turned at the center, each of curved form. Terminals of flattened round form with a single large hole. one strap mount remains. Portions of stalk remain.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur early 14th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur early 14th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur early 14th century

Spur. Curved arms. Small rowel. single loop 8 terminal. One missing. buckle and strap mount remain on the extant terminal. Excavated in Germany.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur mid 14th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur mid 14th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur mid 14th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur mid 14th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 14th century

Iron. Large 8 pointed rowel. aggressively curved body. one terminal in the form of a ring for attachment of straps (probably with a rivet since the terminal is broad and flat), the other terminal lost. Excavated condition, but overall complete and sound.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 14th century

(identified as 16thc). good rounded shape, ring terminal on one side and vertial slot on the other. Rowel. Painted, but mostly clean condition with some rowel points missing.From the River Thames at Dowgate.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 14th century

Iron, down curved arms with ring terminals. Small 6 pointed rowel. Excavated, but in good condition - both terminals complete and rowel in good shape. A very delicate form.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 14th century

Spur. Curved arms. Large rowel. Single loop terminal on one side, slot on the other side. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 14th century

Spur. Curved arms. Small rowel. Single loop terminal on each side. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 14th century

Spur. Curved arms. Small rowel. Single loop terminal on each side. Excavated in Germany. includes buckle and single strap mont. Very nice form on the buckle.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur circa 1400

Deeply curved arms of rounded section, flattened at the ends to form simple terminals of a single hole each. Short stalk retains the rowel. Most of the bucle remains. It is a one piece mount including the loop attaching it to the spur, a curcular decorative area and a buckle. Tounge missing. Overall the spur is in good condition. The rowel is seized and is missing some points, the stalk showing some heavy deterioration esp. to one side.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur circa 1490-1500

Iron. Wide flat form to the arms and rowel stalk. widely beveled at the edges. Very straight form no curve at the ankles. very good shape and details mostly remaining. scattered heavy pitting. All 5 strap mounts and buckle remaining. 6 point rowel. A number of similar spurs are associated with jousting armours of Maximillian I in the Waffensammlung in Vienna. Similar to a spur in the Tower of London (item VI 382) and item #38 in The Art of Chivalry.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

small 6 pointed rowel. One terminal of ring form retaining its buckle. The other a vertical slot allowing the strap to be threaded through it. This spur would have been held on with a singe strap that was secured to the same side as the buckle, passed under the foot, through the slot on the other end of the spur, and then through the buckle. Excavated condition, but overall complete and sound.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Iron. Excavated condition, but overall complete and sound.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

With rowel and 3 strap mounts. William Fagan March 1996. Formerly in the Hearst collection.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Iron. flattened half-round profile arms tapering toward the terminals. down turned at the center, each of curved form. Terminals of figure 8 form retaining the lower strap mounts on each terminal. Short up-curved stalk for the rowel. Rowel is a delicate 6 pointed form. Extension to the body at the center is drawn up into a decorative terminal of a simple acorn form.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Iron. flattened half-round profile arms tapering toward the terminals. down turned at the center, each of slightly curved form near the terminals. Terminals of flattened form with 2 holes each for (missing) strap mounts. Short up-curved stalk for the rowel. Rowel is a delicate 6 pointed form. Extension to the body at the center is drawn up into a decorative prow.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Iron. flattened half-round profile arms tapering toward the terminals. down turned at the center, each of curved form. Terminals of flattened oval form - with 2 holes in each. portions of extremely simple mounts remain. Longer, straight stalk of oval cross section. Remnants of multi pointed rowel.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Flat cross section arms deeply downcurved and tapering from the center (where they join at a high point) to the terminals. Good, delicate form rowel (some losses). One buckle and remains of 2 mounts remain.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Simple "knightly" spur of the 15th century with a long stalk terminating with a small, delicate rowel. Terminals of typical figure "8" form.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Spur. Curved arms. medium stalk. Small rowel. Figure 8 terminal on each side. Excavated in Germany.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 15th century

Spur. Curved arms. 8 pointed rowel. figure 8 terminals. Half-round section tapering arms. 3 diagonal engraved lines on each side. Center rises to a point with a ball terminating it. Old collection tag with number 476.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur late 16th-early 17th century

Iron. A spur for the right foot. Main body of half-round cross-section. Tapering to figure "8" terminals. The stalk is in the form of an "S". Large, ornate rowel. 3 strap mounts and a large, flairing buckle. In very good condition with a stable brown patina. This spur shows no signs of having been buried and excavated.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur late 16th-early 17th century

Iron. A spur for the right foot. Main body of half-round cross-section. Tapering to figure "8" terminals. The stalk is in the form of an "S". Large, ornate rowel. 3 strap mounts and a large, flairing buckle. In very good condition with a stable brown patina. This spur shows no signs of having been buried and excavated.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur Late 16th-early 17th century

Fine brass spur with much original gilding remaining. This is an extremely fine spur. It retains it rowel, 2 buckles and all mounting chains. It has full "crane neck" form and a fine large rowel. The main body of the spur is formed of a short bar that curves around the heel. This terminates in a hinge on each end that forms the mount for chains that continue to a terminating plate that carries the buckles. Both buckles are on the same side of the spur. Both mounts missing from the other end.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 16th century (early)

Possibly designed for the joust. Excavated condition, but overall complete and sound.

Not for sale.

European Curb Bit

European Curb Bit 16th century

Curb bit. Excavated condition, but overall complete and sound.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 16th century

Iron. with leather straps. One ring terminal remaining whole, the other mostly present. Complete with rowel and most original decoration including side loop of delicate form.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 16th-17th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 16th-17th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 16th century

Spur. Excavated in Germany. Cleaned.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur circa 1600

English bronze spur c. 1600. Old collection tag. From the W.B. Redfern Collection. Excavated in London.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur circa 1650

Retaining original sole strap and mounts for sole strap. Excellent condition retaining most of tinned finish. 20 point rowel.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 17th century

cast bronze. rowel missing. one terminal broken. nice filed and punched decoration.

Not for sale.

European Spur

European Spur 17th century

5 pointed rowel. 4 strap mounts. figure 8 terminals. arms of mostly straight form files into an aggressive wave pattern. stalk sweeps up dramatically, then down to the rowel.

Not for sale.



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