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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:41 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
CCXXXIII. Two spear-heads, an umbo, and an iron rivet or clamp lay in the upper soil; lower down appeared three rectangular bronze ornaments, each one inch by three-quarters of an inch, and once attached probably to leather or wood by studs at the corners. One bears an ornament of interlaced chainwork, another two rudely designed dragons intertwining, the third a dragon of another design, perhaps with a head at each end. All are unique in this country. In this grave were also a small iron wedge or cold chisel, two inches and a quarter long, a knife, a bronze stud, and a metal ornament, much corroded, with thin edgings of gold. Traces of a bier or coffin were also found.


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between August and November 1864


Brent 1868

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Sonia Hawkes description

a. 2 spearheads, b. umbo, c. iron rivet, d. 3 rectangular bronze ornaments, e. iron wedge, f. knife, g. bronze stud, h. metal ornament.traces of wooden coffin or bier

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