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Kingston Down Grave 235

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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:30 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
A small tumulus; grave two and a half feet deep. Bones almost gone. A golden ornament for the neck [M 6293];[1] six amethyst beads, as before; sixteen small glass and earthenware beads: a pair of shears, as at No. 142; the blade of a knife, as before; burnt coffin, and some nails.[1]These pendent, ornaments, or bullæ, are among the most prominent and curious of the Kentish Saxon jewellery. See the varieties in plate 4; two fine examples from Wingham and Breach Downs, discovered by Lord Albert Conyngham (now Lord Londesborough), Archæological Album, pl. 4, figs. 4 and 5; and one from Chartham Downs, Nenia Britannica, pl. xxx, fig. 1; also Collectanea Antiqua, vol. iii, pl. v, figs. 4 and 18.- C.R.S.

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