A new Late Bronze Age sword from Swettenham, Cheshire, and its wider context Swettenham
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This lecture was delivered by Matt Knight, Senior Curator of Prehistory, National Museums of Scotland, with Vanessa Oakden, Oakden
In 2018 five fragments of an almost complete late Bronze Age copper-alloy sword were recovered during metal detecting at Swettenham, Cheshire. The sword falls within the ‘transitional’ group of carp’s-tongue swords and is the first of its kind in Cheshire and one of only a few known from western Britain. This talk outlines its discovery and its wider significance.