Axes were not only a common implement used for a variety of wood based activities, such as constructing ships, but also were often used as weapons. Axes came in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on their function. This one was made to be a weapon and would have been wielded with a single hand. It was found at Repton in Derbyshire where there was a Viking camp. The camp was recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle under the year 873/4.
- circa 800 — 1000
- Viking Objects
- Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- axe, Case 6_1, Danelaw Saga, Derby_Museums, iron, Repton, Viking
You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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Image (c) Derby Museums 2019