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flesh-hook

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1894,0515.2

  • Description

    Iron flesh-hook formed of a flat bar tapering to a point which is turned through a right angle to form the terminal tooth of a group of three, the other two being backward curving spikes welded on each side of the tip.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Manning Type 2
  • Dimensions

    • Length: 238 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Manning 1985
    The question of whether this piece is or is not Roman cannot be decided with certainty. Tokenhouse Yard is a site which produced a considerable quantity of Roman material, as well as a smaller number of later pieces, which might support such a date, as does the fact that, as Dr Goodall points out, medieval examples of this type usually have a short, angled stem. Against this must be set its unusual slightness, and the rarity of this form of head in the Roman period.

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  • Bibliography

    • Manning 1985 P38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1894,0515.2

Iron flesh-hook formed of a flat bar tapering to a point which is turned through a right angle to form the terminal tooth of a group of three, the other two being backward curving spikes welded on each side of the tip.

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