Very Rare Early Viking Anglo Dane Broad Battle Axe - Type M 2 Conserved - EF Petersen Type M 2 Variant [Wheeler VI: Rygh 558 / 560]

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Seller: ancientpasts (249) 99.4%, Location: Peterborough, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352954900441 Visit Our Shop Add To Saved Sellers Join Our Newsletter Contact Us Very Rare Early Viking Anglo Dane Broad Battle Axe - Type M 2 Conserved - EF Description Date: Circa: Late 9th – 10th Century AD: Size: Hilt to mid blade 14.7 cm: toe to heel blade 19.6 cm: weight 350 grams: Most axes, both in period illustrations and exact artefact, that fall under the description of Danish axe possess type L or type M heads according to Petersen’s axe typology: Both types consist of a wide, thin blade, with pronounced “horns” at both the toe and heel of the blade bit: Cutting surfaces vary, but they are generally between 20 and 30 cm [this example falls straight in the middle]: The blade itself is reasonable light and forged thin, making it a superb cutting form: many of these types of axes were constructed with a reinforced blade, typically of a higher carbon steel to facilitate a harder and sharper edge: The rear of the axe at the shaft has a rectangular hammer striking surface, which would allow a devastating shield-wall or armour blow: Condition: Extremely Fine – Display Grade: The axe has been painstakingly conserved to eliminate oxide deposition: A small area of restoration has occurred to the shaft neck area, it has then been treated with a museum grade micro-wax to eliminate further oxide development: Provenance: The axe was recovered in the East Anglia Fens 2007 [northern Cambridgeshire]: The axe was deposited in peat rich alluvium deposits within a drainage section where, the banks had eroded and slumped: Copyright Ancient Pasts | All rights reserved Shipping UK Royal Mail Special Delivery: International Royal Mail Tracked and Signed: Returns Available please contact us for Terms and Conditions: Payment We accept payment via Debit & Credit Card and PayPal. All transactions are 100% secure. Why Buy From Us? Thank you for Visiting our eBay Listing Copyright Ancient Pasts | All rights reserved Condition: The axe has been painstakingly conserved to eliminate oxide deposition: A small area of restoration has occurred to the shaft neck it has then been treated with a museum grade micro-wax to eliminate further oxide development:, Colour: Dark Steel, Material: Carbonized Steel, Type: Axes, Provenance: AP Private Collection formed in the 1990s

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