Weapons and Armor
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.
Early Medieval (8th, 9th Century CE)
Still Image Item Type Metadata
L (overall) 772 mm; L (blade) 610 mm; W 44 mm
“Seax,” Medieval London, accessed December 5, 2021, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/109.