York,16-22 Coppergate
Auger or 'spoon' bit
Mid 13th century

Blade of U-shaped cross-section. Tang has a wedge-shaped tip which was set in a wooden handle giving the object a T-shape. A tool used for making holes in wood.
Dimensions: L.140mm


Bibliography
:
Morris, C.A., 2000. Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Wood and Woodworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/13, 2113-4, 8190
Ottaway, P. and Rogers, N.S.H., 2002. Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Finds from Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/15
Location and accession details
:
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, sf854

(Photo: S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust
Drawing: S. Chew © York Archaeological Trust)

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