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Is this Robin Hood's Silver Arrow? Tattoo artist 'finds 12th century arrowhead in stream in Sherwood Forest that he believes could belong to outlaw Kush Wray, 32, found a medieval arrow in a river near Budby, Nottinghamshire Historians have dated the discovered artefact between the 12th and 13th century Robin Hood 'won the silver arrow at Sheriff of Nottingham's archery tournament'

By Emer Scully For Mailonline

Published: 01:24 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 01:24 BST, 3 May 2021

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A tattoo artist believes found Robin Hood's Silver Arrow while magnet fishing in Sherwood Forest.

Kush Wray, 32, pulled the fabled arrow out of a river on the first cast of his magnet fishing equipment near Budby, Nottinghamshire, on Monday.

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Historians said the artefact looks like it could be from the 12th or 13th century, the time of Robin Hood, and revealed it would be silver in colour once cleaned, reported The Sun.  

Kush Wray, 32, found a medieval arrow in a river near Budby, Nottinghamshire while fishing

Kush Wray, 32, found a medieval arrow in a river near Budby, Nottinghamshire while fishing

Robin Hood won the Silver Arrow while dressed in disguise at an archery tournament set as a trap by the Sheriff of Nottingham, according to legend.

Mr Wray, from Eckington in Sheffield, said: 'It was as if I was destined to find it. It's crazy to think I could be part of the legend.'

The arrow has no blunted edge, meaning it is unlikely to ever have been fired.

An expert is due to examine the arrow after The British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme was made aware of the discovery.

Gemma Howard, senior site manager at Sherwood Forest Visitor

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