Riding spurs

Foto: AMHMiddle Age

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum
Hamburg, Germany

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
  • Type: Spur
  • Medium: Bronze, Iron

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