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Copper-alloy seax? chape

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:52 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bronze chape, probably from scramaseax. Maximum length 4cm. Roughly made from sheet metal to fit a sheath broader on one side than the other. Sheet metal folded to triangular shape higher on narrow side than broad - seams on both sides have been rivet clean through thrice leaving precious room for anything except leather tip of sheath, or at most extreme tip of blade.

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Grave ID

Ozingell

Object ID

M7355

Catalogue Number

M 7355

Material

copper alloy (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; bronze) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

seax chape (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; seax chape) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

knife

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