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« on: June 23, 2019, 01:23:19 am »

Sword may have belonged to Knights Templar
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The Knights Templar were thought to have dug out the Caynton caves. Image Credit: Karl Friedrich Lessing
A sword discovered 30 years ago in a cave has turned out to be a lot more significant than previously thought.
The rusty blade was originally found by Mark Lawton in Shropshire's Caynton caves in the 1980s.

It wasn't until he decided to send the sword to a local auctioneers to get it evaluated that he learned that it likely belonged to the Knights Templar - a secretive and influential medieval monastic order.

It was certified by militaria specialist Caroline Dennard of Halls Fine Art, Shrewsbury.

"This is certainly a rare object and one which has all the hallmarks of a genuine sword from the 13th Century," she said. "In populated areas knights were the only people authorised by the King to carry weapons so it is a probable assumption that this was owned and carried by a Knight - and perhaps, given the discovery in Caynton caves in Shifnal, even a Templar."

Some historians believe that the caves had been carved out by the Knights Templar to act as a safe haven at a time when King Philip IV of France wanted to dismantle their order.

It is thought that the sword could fetch up to $1,900 at auction.
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