During dredging works in the Elbe, swords repeatedly came to light. Perhaps they were offerings made to insure a successful river crossing. The inscription on this sword from Francop is to be seen as a producer’s mark.


  • Title: Swords
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Middle Ages
  • Location: Meckelfeld, District of Harburg
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Sword with inscription
  • Medium: Iron, Eisen

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