(left) Late 11th century
Arms curve gently to fit around the wearer's ankle. They have figure-8
shaped terminals by which they were attached to the spur leathers.
The goad is octahedral. The spur is plated with tin-lead alloy.
Dimensions: L.119, W.118mm
(right) Late 11th century
One arm largely missing. The surviving arm is straight and has a rectangular
terminal which is pierced twice; there are rivets with brass heads
in situ. The goad is octahedral. The spur is plated with tin.
Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft and Industry, and Everyday
Life : Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, 1. sf4330, 2. sf4370
S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust)