Socketed Axe (LCNCC:1906.9661.2)

A large socketed iron axe head found in the River Witham near Lincoln, Lincolnshire

This large socketed iron axe head was found in the River Witham, east of Lincoln, Lincolnshire. 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. Considering the size and shape, this axe was most likely used for warfare rather than being a tool.

Object Type

Axehead

Date

circa 1000 — 1050

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Keywords

axe, Danelaw Saga, iron, warfare

Further information

You can see the original at The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

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Acknowledgements

The Collection