Seax of Beagnoth Jesse Russell

ISBN: 9785510664089

Published: June 26th 2012

Paperback

112 pages


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Seax of Beagnoth  by  Jesse Russell

Seax of Beagnoth by Jesse Russell
June 26th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 112 pages | ISBN: 9785510664089 | 7.33 Mb

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Seax of Beagnoth (also known as the Thames scramasax) is a 9th century Anglo-Saxon seax (single-edged knife). It was found in the River Thames in 1857, and is now at the British Museum in London.

It isMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Seax of Beagnoth (also known as the Thames scramasax) is a 9th century Anglo-Saxon seax (single-edged knife). It was found in the River Thames in 1857, and is now at the British Museum in London. It is a prestige weapon, decorated with elaborate patterns of inlaid copper, bronze and silver wire.

On one side of the blade is the only known complete inscription of the twenty-eight letter Anglo-Saxon runic alphabet, as well as the name Beagnoth in runic letters. It is thought that the runic alphabet had a magical function, and that the name Beagnoth is that of either the owner of the weapon or the smith who forged it. Although many Anglo-Saxon and Viking swords and knives have inscriptions in the Latin alphabet on their blades, or have runic inscriptions on the hilt or scabbard, the Seax of Beagnoth is one of only a handful of finds with a runic inscription on its blade.



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