Iron Axe-head (1989-58/3296)

An iron axe-head found in Derbyshire

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.

Object Type

Axehead

Date

circa 800 — 1000

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

Keywords

axe, Case 6_1, Danelaw Saga, Derby Museums, iron, Repton, Viking

Further information

You can see the original at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

This object is related to Repton, Derbyshire.
Find out about Repton, Derbyshire.

Acknowledgements

Image (c) Derby Museums 2019