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Kingston Down Grave 164

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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:30 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus and grave much as the last. The bones were almost gone; the coffin did not appear to have passed the fire. Here was the head of a pilum, on the right side: the conical umbo of a shield, as before; three broad-headed iron studs, as before; a small brass ferrule with a rivet through it [M 6358]; two small brass studs; three little brass plates. I imagine all these belonged to the staff of the pilum, and that they were used as ornaments for it. (I have thought so with regard to some others, before mentioned). Here were also the blade of a knife and some nails.


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