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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.
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.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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