Oliver or treadle sledgehammer. These allowed the smith the use both hands to hold tongs supporting the work piece(s) and work without the need for a striker. They were common in the chain making shops at Cradley Heath.
Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs. Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had hi