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Monday's Artifact

Can you guess what this artifact is? Examine its features for clues to what it is and what it was used for.
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Monday's artifact


 Ice Creeper - 19th Century

Made of iron, ice creepers like this one would have been tied to the soles of shoes to help prevent the wearer from slipping on ice.