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posted on 2021-11-10, 15:41 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
LIV. Skeleton well preserved, even to the smallest bones of the toes and fingers. Between the feet the bronze rim of a little vessel [KAS 466], and close to the toes a pair of shears, a Roman coin, and a bronze stud nail set with a garnet [KAS 411]. A knife and an umbo, both broken, lay across the lower part of the body; and there were also pieces of plated bronze, an iron buckle, and a sword [KAS 830], the point of which was broken off, but which still measured thirty-three inches, and was one of the longest swords found at Sarr.


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between September and December 1863


Brent 1866

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Sonia Hawkes description

One very well preserved skeleton.a. bronze rim of small vessel, b. pair of shears, c. Roman coin, d. bronze stud nail set with garnet, e. knife, f. umbo, g. pieces of plated bronze, h. iron buckle, i. sword.

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