Grimbosq (Calvados)
The castle motte


11th century

The iron sickle which is broken at its point, presents a blade in the form of a crescent with a square back and smooth cutting edge. The object is evidence of the role of the castral site as a focus of agriculture for the lord.

Dimensions of the object
L. 260 mm ; l. 30 mm

- Decaëns, J, La Motte d'Olivet à Grimbosq (Calvados), résidence seigneuriale du XIe s
- Archéologie médiévale, XI, 1981, p. 167-201

Musée de Normandie, Caen, Calvados
D. 85 6 153, Dépôt D.R.A.C. de Basse-Normandie