Princely seax knife shows sophisticated craftsmanship of Anglo Saxon England

The princely gold and garnet hilt of a seax – a large knife used in battle – found in the Staffordshire Hoard shows the sophisticated art and wealth of Anglo Saxon England.

KEYWORDS: Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo Saxons, Mercia, Warriors, Sword, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, BMAG, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Books

In Hoard, Anglo Saxons, BMAG,


Chris Fern

Thanks to:

Birmingham Museums Trust, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham City Council, Stoke on Trent City Council