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Barfrestone Grave 6

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posted on 2021-11-10, 14:43 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Large tumulus. The bones almost gone; the coffin had passed the fire. Near the neck, on the right side, was a brass armilla, or bracelet [M 6586]; one amethyst; the centre, or middle part, of a silver fibula subnectens-it consists of an hemispherical piece of ivory set in silver, in the centre of which is a small garnet also in silver [M 6585]; a piece of thick whitish glass, squared on two of its sides [M 6587]; and a little convex and concave; and two large cylindrical, drum-like beads of baked earth [M 6584] , striped with red, yellow, and white; each of them had an iron ringle hanging to them; lower down were found the blade of a knife, and part of a pair of iron shears, both as before. The grave was full four feet deep, and human bones in all directions were found in getting down. A woman's grave.


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