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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Wood and iron fragment from head of axe-hammer 1939,1010.96.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • early 7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6.8 centimetres
    • Width: 3.3 centimetres
  • Curator's comments


    Dobat, A. S., 2006. The King and his Cult: The Axe-hammer from Sutton Hoo and its Implications for the Concept of Sacral Leadership in Early Medieval Europe. Antiquity 80, pp. 880-93

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


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