Tattershall Thorpe, Anglo Saxon anvil
This innocuous-looking piece of iron is actually an important are rare survival.
It is a portable metalworking anvil, excavated as part of a grave assemblage at Tattershall Thorpe in 1981, and at the time the only example of its type known from Britain.
The grave assemblage was that of a travelling smith and contained a treasure trove of tools and scraps intended for recycling.
Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection
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