Post by Jack Loomes on Feb 21, 2015 3:04:03 GMT
£500 - 800 Thursday 12th February 2015
10th-11th century AD
A hand-forged parallel-sided blade for a seax with broad tip, tongue-shaped tang with rivet to secure the grip scales; two longitudinal fuller grooves; separate narrow bolster. 387 grams, 50cm (19 1/2"). Fine condition.Provenance
From an important London collection; acquired in the 1970s.Literature
Cf. Wheeler, M. London Museum Medieval Catalogue
, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, item A310 (plate XI item 2).