Medieval London

Spade Iron

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Title

Spade Iron

Subject

Tools, ironwork

Description

Iron blade from a spade (also known as a spade iron). Medieval spades had wooden blades, sometimes fitted with a separate iron edge. In 1356 the stock of an ironmonger, John Leche, in Cornhill, included a 'spadierne' (spade iron) and two 'augers' (drills) together valued at 12 shillings. Museum of London.

Date

Late Medieval 15th century

Contributor

Andrew Roccamo

Type

Still Image

Files

Spade Iron MOL.jpg

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Spade Iron,” Medieval London, accessed August 2, 2021, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/499.

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