Northern Europe, Anglo-Saxon or possibly other Germanic culture, ca. 7th to 9th century CE. A sizable and sturdy iron hoe head with an open hafting hole, integral lateral arms, and a connected semicircular blade head, all forged as one seamless component. This tool would have been mounted on the end of a wooden pole and repeatedly dragged through soft earth to create seed beds and clear away extraneous debris. Large Anglo-Saxon tools are incredibly rare to find so fully intact, making this a striking and scarce example from ancient northern Europe! Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 9.125" W x 9.125" H (23.2 cm x 23.2 cm); 10.125" H (25.7 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: ex-private Green collection, York, England, United Kingdom
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