Tag Archive: 16th Century

15th century Medieval Highland sword sells for £30,000 at auction after being discovered in a garage

A rusty 600-year-old sword used by Highlander mercenaries has sold for a whopping £30,000. The medieval weapon, believed to date from the 15th or 16th Century, originated in the Scottish Highlands. Only a few swords from the era survive, with most displayed in ancestral homes or museums. The sword was valued at £200 before being…

Rare Medieval Treasure Goes on Display at Epping Forest District Museum

A recently acquired rare medieval mount has gone on display at Epping Forest District Museum, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL. The mount was the subject of a Coroners inquest reported in the press in August 2010. The late-medieval silver-gilt crucifix was discovered in February 2009, by local metal detectorist, Craig Carter while searching in…

North Clare dig unravels medieval mystery

One of the mysteries of medieval Ireland is on the verge of being solved thanks to the latest in a series of excavations to take place at Caherconnell Stone Fort in Carron. Early results from a dig which concluded this week-end indicate that important local families continued to live in cashel type dwellings in Clare,…