(ORDO NEWS) — An unexpected catch was brought to a resident of the Polotsk region of Belarus by fishing in the Western Dvina. The man went to catch catfish, but instead of fish he fished out a medieval sword, BelTA informs.
The sword lay at a depth of about three meters. Its length was 128 centimeters, weight – 1.6 kg.
Rybak handed over the find to specialists. Chemical analysis showed that the blade and guard are made of hardened high-carbon steel, the pommel is made of iron, and the inlay is made of two-component brass.
The gun was dated to the 15th-16th centuries. At that time, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was located on the territory where the sword was found.
Scientists are currently investigating the artifact. After restoration, it will be included in the exposition of the National Polotsk Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve.
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