Battleaxe

1100

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Head of steely iron, blade asymmetrically crescentic, with convex cutting edge. Pointed basal terminal opposed by rounded end. Strong rectangular shank with simple engraved lines & "X"s at socket. This is rather oval, with flat back & drawn out in rounded cusps above & below; the latter being deeper. Restored long wood oval section haft, tapering to flat butt. Remmants of dealer's tag adhered to reverse near head.

Bibliography

See "Medieval Catalogue", (London Museum), pp. 55, 63-65, type V, fig. 15(2). (WJK, 27 Feb 94)

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