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Kingston Down Grave 224

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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 very much decayed; the coffin did not appear to have passed the fire. The brass wrought handle of a knife [M 6325];[1] and several nails.[1]This is the knife-handle referred to in a note to p. 31. It is palpably not ancient; and, if taken from this grave, must have been introduced there by accident, or fraudulently. Douglas, while excavating in Kent, detected a trick of a 'friend and antiquary', who had placed a modern bead in a grave among a cluster of ancient ones. In order that there may be no doubt respecting this knife-handle, a cut of it, half the actual size, is here exhibited.- C.R.S.

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