Dating to the period of full plate armor for the most important of warriors. Predating flank armor for horses. Thus, incorporating the elegant Gothic form frame with crested heel plate with short rowell shank. The later high Gothic form required that the rowell shank be extended to engage the horse under the flank armor. This example preserved in detail and likely not excavated but arsenal stored. Various degrees of pitting but all detail preserved but for one of the six rowell spikes which is somewhat eroded. Very rare.