Is this Ivan the Terrible's 'Excalibur'? Medieval sword found buried

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    Medieval sword found buried under a birch tree in Siberia belonged to ruthless 14th century tsar, says leading archaeologist
    • Medieval sword may have been gift from the tsar to Cossack leader
    • Discovered in 1975 near where lieutenant is thought to have died
    • Previously considered a spoil of war from Russia's battle for Siberia
    • New theory put forward by archaeologist who discovered the blade
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    A medieval sword found buried under a birch tree in Siberia may have belonged to Ivan the Terrible, archaeologists have claimed.

    The rare 12th century blade, discovered in 1975 and nicknamed Siberia's Excalibur, was found three kilometres from where the lieutenant of a Cossack leader favoured by the tsar is thought to have died.

    Until now the sword had been considered a spoil of war, but a new theory suggests it could have may have been a gift from the leader to Ermak Timofeyevich, and passed along to Ivan Koltso.

    Koltso, who died in battle in 1583, may have even used the blade in the fight for Siberia.

    Latin letters engraved on the weapon mean 'In the name of the mother of our savour, eternal Lord and Saviour. Christ Jesus Christ.'

    The reverse side reads: 'In the name of the Almighty. The Mother of God. In the name of Eternal.'

    It was uncovered at the base of a tree in the Baraba forest-steppe, less than three kilometres from where it is thought Koltso died in battle in 1583.

    He was declared a hero by Ivan the Terrible, Russian most fearsome tsar, with church bells ringing out in Moscow.

    In a new hypothesis, Academician Vyacheslav Molodin suggests the blade 'could have been taken from Ivan the Terrible's armoury and brought here by the legendary warrior Ivan Koltso,' reports The Siberian Times.

    'Imagine the last battle of the Cossack detachment headed by Ivan Koltso,' he said.

    The sword, discovered in 1975, is a 12th century blade thought to have been made in Germany and Sweden. It is possible it was gifted to the leader of the Cossack army by the tsar in the 14th century

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...says-leading-archaeologist.html#ixzz3K2iQsHj7
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    yes...i wonder how much its worth
     
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    Hard to prove either way. But it's fuckin awesome regardless
     
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    Damn it! I missed this! :pissed:
     
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    LoL the swamp witch bitch has excalibur so excalibur is somewhere in new orleans.So when one of the cajuns crocodille guys find it he will become president.
     
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    This thread would get more traction if they found a Medieval IPHONE
     
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    Speaking of Ivan, does he still make those douche chilling Stern show pictures? Haven't seen one in here for awhile.
     
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    Yeah - I thought Ivan the Terrible was that annoying fuck on SFN.

    Pretty sweet reaction .gif you made of yourself, dude!
     
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    This thread is Terrible.
     
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    Is a typical viking sword of the 8th or 9th century
    The Vikings conquered parts o fRussia back them and later became a trading partner so must have been a lot of those swords around.
    Here are some pics of Viking swords.

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    did someone say ivan?

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    Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.
     
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    Vikings weren't Christians in the 8th or 9th centuries. So your saying the Latin writing was added AFTER it was captured or traded to Christians?
     
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    :giggle:
     
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    You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
     
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    Does not at all look like latin writing to me.
    Early Norse or Swedish perhaps
     
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    The article states
    "Latin letters engraved on the weapon mean 'In the name of the mother of our savour, eternal Lord and Saviour. Christ Jesus Christ.'

    The reverse side reads: 'In the name of the Almighty. The Mother of God. In the name of Eternal.'"

    So Yes it is Latin writing. So my question is your saying that it was added to a Pagans sword after it was traded or captured.
     
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    Let the boy try!