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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Large bronze fish hook

Description:

Large bronze fish hook with barbed point. The other end has a splayed terminal, to aid in securing the hook to the fishing line. It was found in a 6th century rubbish heap.

 

A hook this large was probably for sea fishing, for large fish such as cod or tope, or possibly for conger eels.

Materials/Media:
Copper alloy
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH019


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