retour The manorial residence
of Rubercy (Calvados)

Horseshoe nails

second half of the 12th century

These horseshoe nails, eight in number, are of variable dimensions. This type, which is characterised by a head referred to as a "violin peg" is straight with a more or less rounded top, was used to fix horseshoes with undulating lips. 

Dimensions of the object
Longueur comprise entre 19 et 50 mm.

- Lorren C, Le Château de Rubercy (Calvados) : étude de la demeure principale (c. 1150-1204)  - Archéologie médiévale, VII, 1977, p. 109-178
- Lorren C, La demeure seigneuriale de Rubercy (milieu du XIIe - début du XIIIe s.)  - Château Gaillard, VIII, colloque de Bad-Muenstereifel, 30 août-4 sept. 1976. Caen : 1977, p. 185-192
- Lorren C, The castle of Rubercy (Calvados) c.1150-1204  - British archaeological reports, International series 121, 1981, p. 103-125

Musée de Normandie, Caen, Calvados
D 87 1 053 (1 à 8)
,  Dépôt DRAC de Basse Normandie