Monthly Archives: June 2013

The early medieval guildhall shoe.

This horseshoe was found whilst metal detecting near buxton in the peak district, it dates from around 1250 , the early shoes used a T shaped nail whereas the later ones used a spiked nail, which became know as a … Continue reading

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Horse shoe nails

This is a modern horseshoe nail on the left and a celtic/saxon replica on the right ,the modern nail sits almost flush in the fullering, where as the celtic nail sits proud to provide traction along with the calkins at … Continue reading

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Ancient horseshoes.

This is a celtic /saxon wavy-rim shoe probably 9th-10th century, found¬†whilst metal detecting near buxton, the main difference between this and a modern day shoe is the shape of the¬†nail holes, and nails , oval depressions were hot punched most … Continue reading

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