About this object
Saxo-Norman; 11th century
This iron battle axe was found in the Thames at Runnymede in Surrey. The blade is decorated with small dots and its edge has been sharpened. The weapon may have belonged to a Viking invader on board the Danish war fleets which entered the London area in the early 11th century.
H 206 mm; W 192 mm; D (centre) 5 mm
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