Gilt Silver Fitting, Possibly Seax Sheath

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Emma Groeneveld
by BabelStone
published on 17 June 2018
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This gilt silver fitting, which is possibly from a seax (an Anglo-Saxon/Germanic shortsword or dagger) sheath. The fitting, ending in an animal head with blue-glass eyes, is inscribed in the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc runic script. It was found in London and probably dates to the late 8th century CE.

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BabelStone, . (2018, June 17). Gilt Silver Fitting, Possibly Seax Sheath. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8937/gilt-silver-fitting-possibly-seax-sheath/

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BabelStone, . "Gilt Silver Fitting, Possibly Seax Sheath." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 17, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8937/gilt-silver-fitting-possibly-seax-sheath/.

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BabelStone, . "Gilt Silver Fitting, Possibly Seax Sheath." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2018. Web. 16 Oct 2021.