Rowel Spur 1300AD to 1500AD
In the Middle Ages you would need to be well off to be able to afford a horse. This well made spur would have belonged to a wealthy person perhaps a knight.
Spurs go on to the heel of riding boots to control a powerful horse.
Horsemanship and horse decoration was an important aspect of medieval power, warfare and chivalry. Can you see the spur in the image below?
Related to this gilded rowel