York,16-22 Coppergate
Smith's punch
Late 11th/early 12th century

Tapers to a blunt tip ; head is burred by use. A tool for making holes in hot iron.
Dimensions: L.123, W.19, T.14mm

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, sf2234

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

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