Date Made/Found: 1300-1399
Material and Medium: Iron
Dimensions: Length 159mm, width 21mm and depth 3mm
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: J1958.18b
This iron knife was found during the excavation of Sheffield Castle between 1950 and 1959.
Sheffield Castle once stood on the site of Castle Market in central Sheffield. It dated from around 1100 to 1648, when it was demolished. Mary Queen of Scots was kept here by George Talbot, the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, for fourteen years of her imprisonment.
From 1958 to the 1970s Leslie Butcher surveyed the site of the Castle during various building works. This knife was probably found during this work.
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