Caltrop, iron, England, (5858-JR)
No matter how a caltrop is thrown, it always lands with a spike in the air. In Europe, caltrops were used to slow down advancing cavalries and foot soldiers. They were also used on a ship against attacking boarding parties. The colonists concealed these anti-personnel weapons around the fort’s perimeter to guard against surprise attack.
Provenience: James Fort, Ditch 28