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Single-edged sword blade (scramaseax).


Single-edged blade; thick blunt, almost straight top edge; tapering tang; top of blade has lug to assist mounting of handle; possible line decoration down length of blade. Length 612mm.

Guildhall Museum, Rochester

Guildhall Museum,
17 High St,
ME1 1PY,
United Kingdom


Grave goods such as this herald the settlement patterns of a distinctive culture who are to bring to Kent beautiful objects, Christianity, written law codes, and of course the English language.

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History, Anglo Saxons
  • KS2: Local History, Anglo Saxons, Materials and their Properties
  • KS3: Local History, Britain Before 1066


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