About this object

  • ID:

    A15675

  • Production date:

    Saxo-Norman; 11th century

  • Location:

    In Store

  • 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.

  • Measurements

    H 206 mm; W 192 mm; D (centre) 5 mm

  • Materials

    iron

  • Last Updated

    2019-01-09

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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