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|Collection:||Antiquities - Mediaeval|
|Date:||800 - 900|
This Saxon axehead originates from the Thames at Maidenhead, dating circa 800-900.It is an example of what is called a T-shaped axe. This is the commonest type of axe shown in pictures of workmen from the Saxon period and the Middle Ages.The T-shaped axe was a multi-purpose woodworking tool, not a battle-axe used for fighting. It was used by carpenters, builders, barrel-makers and other craftsmen to trim and shape timber.
|Place of Origin:||England|
|Place of Excavation:||Thames|