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Iron hook.

Iron hook made to be used for dipping sheep (ends curved to prevent injury to sheep) but probably used for thatching as it was found in the tobhta (the walls) of Silversands.

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Iron hook for controlling sheep

The hook would have been made for catching and holding sheep while dipping them (the end is curved to prevent injury), but was probably used for thatching as it was found in the tobhta / walls of a house at Vaul.
Normal Location: Main Store North: freestanding
Current Location: normal location

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