Iron tenter hook
Medieval, probably 13th century
Found during excavations by the Winchester Excavations Committee in the Brooks area of Winchester in the late 1960s
Iron tenter hooks were used on tenter posts to suspend poles on which cloth was hung out to dry after fulling. For more information, see Professor Martin Biddle's (1990) book, Winchester Studies 7.ii, Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester, catalogue number 285.