Iron & silver spur?

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Found this evening, it appears possibly spur like made of iron with silver plate, any thoughts?
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iron spur silvered. your machine would have most likely rejected it if not for the silver. most early spur's were iron but harder to find because most of us reject iron.
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I've just had a bit of look to get some idea of a possible date. It seems that some iron spurs were tinned, yet this had that dark oxidized silver look about it until I gave it a bit of spit and foil but no smell, yet still has that distinctive silver look. On the Nox in all metal it just sounded completely like a good un', so I would still guess silver plate, though it is not so thin. The start of the rowel box is visible from both above and below and starts 13mm in. Not much on PAS, seems a bit difficult to date, Medieval to Georgian?
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Is it iron or just a separate encrustation? I've got silver coins corroded together with the same 'iron' colour.

If it's plated then there's a good chance it's mid 1800's or later.
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Looks post medieval of some sort. The 17-18th century ones tended to have long fancy bits where the rowel was. They got bigger and more elaborate as a fashion statement. I would say yours was post 1750 and much more likely to be 19th century.

Spurs are actually not found very often. The rowel is, but not the arm bits so they like us to record them when we do :thumbsup:
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