Hoard of celtic horseshoes.

daz celtic keyhole spoon apr 14 015

Recently ive found an interesting array of horseshoes dating from celtic through to saxon times , known as the wavy-rim shoe, due to the nail stamp bulging the outside border of the shoe during the making. The top left shoe in the photo is the oldest, the middle top is only 3 1/2″ wide ,so shetland pony size, you can see how the style of the shoe progressed by adding folded-over calkins and as the shoe developed during the norman period(1066) the bulging became less dramatic (bottom right) due to the change to the T-headed nail and the wider section of iron used.

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