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|Mystery surrounds inscription on Magna Carta sword found in River Witham in Lincolnshire |
By East Lindsey Target | Posted: August 08, 2015
A medieval sword linked to the Magna Carta is causing a bit of a mystery for historians at the British Library.
Researchers are appealing for help to deceiver the inscription on the sword which was found in the River Witham in July 1825.
According to a blog by curator Julian Harrison the sword was presented to the Royal Archaeological Institute by the registrar to the Bishop of Lincoln.
Mr Harrison says in his blog: "An intriguing feature of this sword is an as yet indecipherable inscription, found along one of its edges and inlaid in gold wire.
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