Medieval London

Seax

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Title

Seax

Subject

Weapons and Armor

Description

This individual seax on display at the Museum of London can actually be categorised as a ‘scramaseax,’ a sub-classification of this Medieval fighting and hunting instrument. Wrought of iron, it stands at 772 mm in length, with 610 mm reserved for the blade, and the object is also 44 mm thick at the center. This particular seax weapon is dated to the Middle Saxon period, in the 8th or 9th century CE. Found at the bottom of the Thames River, it is possible the seax was thrown or dropped into the river during a battle or somehow made its way there from Anglo-Saxon settlements at the shore.

Date

Early Medieval (8th, 9th Century CE)

Contributor

Hans Lueders

Rights

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/corporate/legal/

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Seax

Physical Dimensions

L (overall) 772 mm; L (blade) 610 mm; W 44 mm

Files

seax.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Seax,” Medieval London, accessed August 11, 2020, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/109.

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