Flasby sword MYD3962 © The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004
This Iron Age sword and its scabbard was discovered at an unknown find spot on a moor near Flasby. By 1880 it was in the possession of Capt Preston of Flasby Hall and it is now displayed at Craven Museum. The scabbard is made from beaten and cast copper alloy, lined with wood and is decorated in typical ‘celtic’ style. The sword itself is of iron.
Such a sword would have been the prized possession of a local Iron Age warrior and an important symbol of his status. It is similar to several others found in the area occupied by the tribe known as the Brigantes.
Location The Craven Museum, Skipton. See www.cravenmuseum.org/ for opening times.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Skipton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.
Accessibility Fully accessible. See www.cravenmuseum.org/ for further details.