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Bekesbourne Grave 32

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posted on 2021-11-10, 14:48 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
This grave was scarcely so deep as to the natural soil. The bones were almost gone; the coffin had passed the fire. Near the left hip were an iron instrument (as Sibertswold, No. 180); a discus, or quoit, as before, of brick earth, as it seems; a pair of small shears, as before; and the blade of a knife. On the opposite side were two small brass plates, like clasps, each had a large foramen and three small rivets, each about the eighth of an inch long; a small brass buckle and shank [M 6711]; and some small bits of iron, which seemed to be the fragments of a small slender chain. I take this to have been a woman's grave.


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