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Guilton Grave 87

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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:12 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Grave as before, and about three and a half feet deep. Much black dust and coals of a coffin: fifteen small and large glass and earthen beads, all about the place of the neck (for the bones were decayed); and a little lower, a round copper fibula subnectens, gilded [M 6084]; in the centre of it, which is large, something, now lost, has been set:[1] several small iron links, as at No. 19, etc.; these plainly reached from about the waist, about two feet downward; and at the end of them, and fixed to the two lowest of them, were eight, or more, small pins or instruments of brass, exactly described at No. 27; they, most of them, came to pieces in handling. Here was also the blade of a knife: some long nails: four iron clasps (see figure), with two rivets in each; and some other pieces of shapeless iron. A woman's grave.[1]This also appears to be of Roman manufacture. The antiquary cannot fail to notice the Roman character and influence which prevail at this cemetery. – C.R.S.


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