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Reference Name LCNCC : 1956.1

sword with wide quillons, one with remaining terminal has quatrefoil piercing, very short hilt, the wheel pommel has probably been forced onto the broken end, the blade has a fuller running along its length, the fuller is inlaid with brass wire in the form of 3 maltese crosses on one side and 2 maltese crosses flanking 3 'N' with 2 lozenges on the other

Physical Dimensions:

  • length: 1000 mm
  • width: mm
  • height: mm
  • diameter: mm

Material: iron

Completeness: %

Period: Medieval

Period: 14th Century

Place Name: River Witham

Place Name: Bardney (near)

Place Name: Lincolnshire

Place Name: UK

Commentary: A fourteenth century iron sword found in the river Witham in 1787-8 with a number of other medieval swords, presented to the museum by Mrs. L. Harding. On the blade is a gilt inlay design.


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