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Rare 7th C. Anglo-Saxon Iron Hoe Head

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 iron tools are incredibly rare to find so fully intact, making this a striking example from ancient northern Europe! Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 10.125" W x 9" H (25.7 cm x 22.9 cm); 10.125" H (25.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Condition: Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age and use, minor nicks to blade edge, lateral arms, and hafting hole, with extensive oxidation and roughness across all surfaces, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

Provenance: ex-private Green collection, York, England, United Kingdom

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