Medieval London

Anchor

Dublin Core

Title

Anchor

Subject

Tools

Description

This particular anchor was found from the River Thames, at Blackfriars. It was made sometime between the 9th and 11th century. It is dark gray in color, has a broken shank, a crown in which is fitted and pierced with a loose ring, and pointed flukes. The anchor's purpose is to connect the vessel to the bed of a body of water. This prevents the craft from drifting, whether it be do to winds or currents. The shank is broken and the anchor is half its normal length. It may have been used for a large sea-going vessel.

Date

Early/ High Medieval (9th-11th century)

Contributor

Alyssa Hustis

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Iron Anchor

Physical Dimensions

Length 600 mm; Width 900 mm; DM (ring) 165 mm; Weight 14 kg

Files

Collection

Citation

“Anchor ,” Medieval London, accessed July 18, 2019, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/92.
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