Bronze leather-working tool.

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Bronze leather-working tool.
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This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 09 @ 22:08UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Bronze leather-working tool. 41 grams, 5½" long. This strange, spur-like item consists of a corrugated wheel at the end of an ornate shaft (intact but with the iron pin holding the wheel rusted away and replaced with something modern, the surfaces of the bronze nicely patinated), its use a bit mysterious but probably related to the marking or tempering of raw leather. Found in a Spanish colonial area in the southern Caribbean, ca. 1590.