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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Stidriggs Hoard

Plough coulter(?) from the Stidriggs Hoard

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

This thick piece of iron has a blade-like shape, but no edge. Grooves cut near the top may be to aid in securing it in position.

 

It may well be an iron plough coulter - a blade which fitted at the front of a plough to cut through the turf, so that it can be turned by the mouldboard.

Materials/Media:
Iron
Dimensions:
(overall) length 585mm, (blade) width 45mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1989.2.19
Digital Number:
DMMA001r
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council