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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

13th-Century Sword

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

The blade has two grooves running down its length and ending at the hilt plus the appearance of the characters used in the inscription have led some to believe the blade has Viking origins, but the overall shape and make of the sword is more likely Medieval European.
The sword's inscription is an 800-year-old mystery
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM|BY DANNY LEWIS

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