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flesh-hook

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1894,0515.1

  • Description

    Flesh hook: rake-like iron implement with hooked tines. It has a flat stem, twisted at its centre, a small loop at one end and a pair of hooked teeth at the other, formed from a single bar which has been welded to the stem.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC-2ndC (?)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Manning Type 1
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 441 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Manning 1985
    This is one of the very few hooks which may probably be ascribed to the Roman period on typological grounds, for the form of the handle is characteristic of fire tools of that period, appearing, for example, on a fire-shovel from Verulamium (Manning 1972, 164, fig. 60, 6).

  • Bibliography

    • Manning 1985 P35 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc16

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1894,0515.1

Flesh hook: rake-like iron implement with hooked tines. It has a flat stem, twisted at its centre, a small loop at one end and a pair of hooked teeth at the other, formed from a single bar which has been welded to the stem.

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