A lookout is at the top of the mast and one man appears to be fishing. From the front boat they are shown disembarking. Harold stands in the bow of the boat holding a spear. An anchor is held at the front of the boat in this scene. Iron anchors were of light construction until the late Medieval period. In order to compensate for this lightness, in excess of four anchors were used. The problem of carrying large numbers of anchors was solved by the invention of the ‘Admiralty anchor,’ an anchor with a removable stock. These anchors can be traced back over 2000 years. In the lower border appears the fable of ‘The Mouse, the Frog, and the Eagle’.

 

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