Detail of a triangular iron blade: 11th century

Detail of a triangular iron blade: 11th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Full image caption

Detail of a triangular iron blade with reinforced edge and eared socket. Found at Lower Thames Street, London. The handle is a modern addition. There was heavy fighting around London Bridge between the English and the Danes. This battle axe is part of a group of weapons that were found at the north end of the bridge in the 1920s. They may have been lost in battle or thrown into the river in celebration by the victors.

Image Details

Date
 
1000 AD - 1100 AD
Image Number
 
000493

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