Cored brick with lifting tool marks

Found in Scotland but the exact location is unknown.

Unidentified maker.

The find location would suggest Scottish origins.

8 cored red clay brick with lifting tool marks.

This is unusual in that the lifting tool is not designed to fit into the brick cores. The tool looks to be made from 2 flat and narrow prongs.

The prongs are 2 5/8″ apart.

The right prong has penetrated to 2″.

The left prong was initially stuck into the brick but it has emerged within a core channel and thus the depth of penetration cannot be ascertained.

There are other indentations and marks around the bottom left core of the photo below and the top left core of the second photo. These may be finger impressions.


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