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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Wed 17 Sep, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Bekonvelstenerum?         Reply with quote

I was watching a BBC show called Hidden Treasure which showed an Anglo Saxon sword hilt from the pre-viking era, and one of the "experts" that the host was interviewing apparently referred to the hilt type as bekonvelstenerum, or at least that is as close as I can come to it phonetically.

The hilt looked to be akin to Sutton Hoo type swords, but this term is news to me, and I can't find anything of the sort on the galactic interwebs. Can anyone either correct my wild guesswork spelling, or shed some light on who uses this term and for what? the link is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfwwYt0heXA&feature=related

The word is used at around 7:40 in the clip.

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Johan S. Moen




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PostPosted: Wed 17 Sep, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sounds like a Scandinavian place name, although the pronounciation is quite horrible... I can't really make out what the name is, although it does seem to have 3 parts. Didn't really sound like Norwegian, and my knowledge of Swedish and Danish geography is not all that comprehensive.

Johan Schubert Moen

EDIT: by the way, you linked to the wrong clip. This is the right one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfwwYt0heXA&feature=related
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Gavin Kisebach




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PostPosted: Thu 18 Sep, 2008 12:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I fixed the link, sorry about that. The show was overall pretty basic info, other than the one odd term that jumped out at me.
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