Findspot - undated bronze sword boss

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a bronze boss from a sword of unknown date was found 550m south of Walton.

Notes about this historic site

1 A bronze boss was found at the same location as flint objects (PRN 1129) found while excavating for the bed of some ornamental water at Walton. The boss is cast with a cone. ‘The curious reticulation and the fact of its having been cast in a peculiar manner, gives it an interest apart from its presumed antiquity’. It was found more than 1.5m deep. It is now the Warwickshire Archaeological Society. It was probably the handle of a dagger, and may be of no great antiquity.
2 The grid reference is sited in relation to ‘The Lake’. Warwick Museum has no knowledge of this find.
3 Boss – for sword handle. In fair condition and complete. 0.46 cm long and 0.2m wide.

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