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flesh-hook

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0701.2644

  • Description

    Iron flesh-hook. Square-sectioned stem spirally twisted at one point and cut or broken at its lower end. The head has three hooked teeth, one formed from the tip of the stem, the others being the arms of a U-shaped bar welded to the main bar.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Manning Type 1
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 364 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Manning 1985
    Although spiral twisting does occur on some Iron Age and medieval flesh-hooks of this type, the fact that these are almost certainly from London substantially reduces the possibility of their being pre-Roman and they are sufficiently similar to registration no. 1894,0515.1 for a Roman date to be probable, although not certain.

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  • Bibliography

    • Manning 1985 P36 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1856,0701.2644

Iron flesh-hook. Square-sectioned stem spirally twisted at one point and cut or broken at its lower end. The head has three hooked teeth, one formed from the tip of the stem, the others being the arms of a U-shaped bar welded to the main bar.

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