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Kingston Down Grave 8
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Tumulus and grave much as the last. Bones very perfect and entire: the coffin much burnt: two silver rings, as before; each having a sliding knot, as before; on one of them is strung a large whitish bead, striped and spotted with blue [M 6093]: seven small beads of baked earth, as before; these were all found near the neck. Here was also, but lower down, a piece of lead [M 6094] or some such heavy metal, in the shape of a botton-mould; it is flat on one side and convex on the other, and has a large round hole in its centre; it is an inch diameter, and three-eighths of an inch thick in the middle. Here was also a kind of iron instrument [M 6095]; it is two and a half inches long, and half an inch broad at the rounded end; its strig is one and a half inch long; it has been fixed into a wooden handle, some of the wood adhering to it when found. Here were also five iron nails, full three inches long. A woman's grave, no doubt.
Date excavated21st August, 1767
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