Object Title

Axe

Axe

Date

5th-6th century

Object Number

VIII.260

Provenance

Not recorded. Previously transferred to British Museum (TR 178), but subsequently deemed a loan (Loan L268) and returned [in 1997?]

Physical Description

Made of iron, in excavated condition. Gently curving upper edge. Cutting edge with convex curve. Socket of elliptical shape. Fissure on right side of the socket, and partly cracked on left side.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 125 mm Weight: 330 g

Associations

Places Europe

Notes

More measurements can be found on the inventory file.
For general information on these Frankinsh throwing axes, see entry for VIII.95, under Notes (Logan 2003 (full ref. given there) not yet extracted for this entry or for others in RA collection - types of our axes according to Logan's typology at least should be noted - PJL).