Royal Saxon sword discovered in muddy riverbed is returning home

Started by gash, June 26, 2018, 01:22:28 pm

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A Royal Saxon sword discovered in a muddy riverbed more than 90 years ago is coming back home.

Wareham Museum is set to welcome back the iconic sword, which after being found on the River Frome during the construction of the town's South Bridge in 1927, was donated to the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester.

The sword is being lent to Wareham Museum this year, and throughout 2019, while the Dorset County Museum is redeveloped.

Made in the late 900s, the hilt and about half the blade survive.

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