In the Middle Ages, a squire received a pair of spurs when he was knighted as a sign of his new honour. But only by proving his worth in a battle or a tournament could he win his spurs. The iron prick-spur with elaborate gilding is outstanding due to its precious design.
Title: Riding spurs
Creator: Foto: AMH
Date: Middle Age
Location: Hamburg-Altstadt, Große Reichenstraße
Provenance: Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg, Hamburg Museum