From a Roman bas relief, 1 century CE

The hoe, in several sizes and weights, was a common iron farming tool ( see the variety of Roman farming implements) that was in widespread use in the Roman world by farmers for breaking up soil and weeding (see the Smith College Museum exhibit; see also Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia 19.33).
Juvenal lists sarcula in a later satire (Satura 15.166), where he again employs the metaphor of farming implements to address the theme of evils in contemporary Rome.