Medieval horseshoe

Photo: The Portable Antiquities Scheme CC By 2.0
Object type: Horseshoe
Period: Medieval
Primary material: Iron
Date found: 30/09/2016
Location: Launceston, Cornwall


An iron horseshoe dating to c. AD 1050-1250. It is longer than a normal horseshoe of this width and the suggestion is that the ends were designed to extend beyond the hoof. There are relatively few examples recorded with the PAS due to issues of iron corrosion.