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Scramasax (Short Broad Sword)

7th century
Made in Niederbreisig, Germany
iron, copper alloy fittings
Overall: 10 9/16 x 1 13/16 x 5/8 in. (26.9 x 4.6 x 1.6 cm) copper alloy studs: 13/16 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. (2 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Friedrich Queckenberg, Niederbreisig, Germany; Joseph Queckenberg, Niederbreisig, Germany; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Brown, Katharine R. "The Morgan Scramasax." Metropolitan Museum Journal 24 (1989). pp. 71-3, fig. 1.

Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 212, 356, fig. 18.18.

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