An unidentified cast copper-alloy object with an embedded iron core. The object consists of a tapered circular-section shaft with a blunt point and a collar at the larger end. Beyond the collar, the shaft is of sub-square section, one side of which is damaged such that the iron core is exposed. The object is broken across the square section a short distance from the collar.
The object is probably ancient to medieval, but close dating is difficult. The use of an embedded iron core suggests that it was required to be strong, but with an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Comparison can be made with the goads of prick spurs dating from Roman to medieval times (e.g. UKDFD 9336, UKDFD 19895, UKDFD 22714 and UKDFD 23984).