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Guilton Grave 69

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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:13 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Grave from west to east, as before, and about three feet deep. Remains of a strong coffin: nineteen small glass and earthen beads about the place of the neck; and a little lower, a round brass fibula subnectens [M 6050]. The face of it is thinly plated, or highly gilt, with gold, and wrought in vermicular or scroll-like figures: in the centre is a plain round knob or hemisphere.[1]Here were also the blades of two knives, and several long nails. A woman's grave.[1]This ornament is of a kind of unusual occurrence in the Kentish Saxons' graves. It somewhat resembles the circular fibulae found by the Hon. R. C. Neville in a woman's grave in the Saxon cemetery near Little Wilbraham. See Saxon Obsequies illustrated by Ornaments and Weapons, plate 2.- C.R.S.


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