Battle Axe

Battle Museum of Local History1050/1100

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Discovered in Battle, during building work in 1951, this axe was found on the site of the Battle of Hastings. It is thought to be the only survival of the weaponry used by King Harold's army that day.


  • Title: Battle Axe
  • Creator: Battle Museum of Local History
  • Date Created: 1050/1100
  • Physical Dimensions: 14cm (length) x 14cm (width) x 7cm (depth)
  • Provenance: Found at Battle, East Sussex
  • Material: Iron
  • Copyright: Battle Museum of Local History

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