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10-year-old metal detectorist finds sword

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 A schoolboy who got a metal detector for his 10th birthday struck lucky the first day he used it by finding a sword thought to be about 300 years old.

Fionntan Hughes, from Derrylaughan in County Tyrone, found the sword buried on land near his home late last month.

His father, Paul Hughes, was with him at the time and described the discovery as a case of "beginner's luck".

Several antique arms dealerships have examined photos of the artefact and most of them estimate that it dates back to, or around, the 18th Century (1700-1799).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53617781

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Piney

It looks like some Civil War Birmingham trash made for those bloody backwards Parliamentarian savages........

 

 

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@Piney

The sword appears to be pre-owned, and in less than perfect condition, but there's nothing a Birmingham Screwdriver can't fix!

:yes:

 

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Hankenhunter

Damm it. All I've been finding is loose change, and pop tabs.:td:

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OverSword

That is s pretty ornate sword. Lucky kid

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