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Record ID: BERK-23A863
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval iron axe head (10th - 13th century). The width of the axe head expands from the butt (width: 50.19mm) to the curved cutting edge (width: 88.57mm). The upper edge is straight but the lower edge curves downwards. In the centre on one side a makers mark has been stamped. The mark is a cross where the length is twice the width of the arms. It is arranged so that the long arm of the cross is aligned along the length of the axe head. The axe head is broken across the vertical perforation for attachment on the butt, ?broken in antiquity. It is similar to woodworking axes (10t…
Created on: Thursday 3rd February 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farthinghoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM6514
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Hammer axe head, square hole to attach shaft blade on the front hammerhead on the back.
Created on: Thursday 10th October 2002
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ROXBY CUM RISBY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-085845
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Anglo-Scandinavian 'T' shaped axe 8th/12th century AD part of an extensive collection from a known settlement. The length is 155mm, width of blade 125.1mm, blade is 36.2 mm wide, thickness 9.5mm shaft above the blade bar of the 'T' is 22.4mm wide by 20.6mm length. The socket has a length of 37.1mm, width is 42.8mm, the eye is slightly square and measures 38.7mm by 24.0mm.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LEA GREEN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-F23FD1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval or Medieval iron axe head, 116mm long, 64mm wide at its widest point, 8 to 16mm thick and weighs over 60g. The elongated triangular shape of the blade suggests a an earlier medieval date, but as the hafting edge is missing and the object is qwuite corroded, its hard to be more precise.
Created on: Tuesday 26th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BUC-B7ACE2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A well preserved late Early Medieval asymmetric iron axehead. The socket for the haft is D shaped in section and has triangular projections or spurs pointing up and down the haft on both sides. The curved blade does not appear to have any signs of wear. The author is indebted to Dr Kevin Leahy for his suggestion that this axe is similar to Wheeler's type VI in 'London and the Vikings' [Wheeler, REM 1927 p19-25]. Wheeler divides 7th-11th century axes into six types chronologically and dates type VI as starting around 1000AD, adding that there were 15 examples from the Thames and seve…
Created on: Tuesday 24th May 2011
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longwick area', grid reference and parish protected.


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