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Sibertswold Downs Grave 157

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posted on 2021-11-10, 14:43 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Under the same tumulus, with the two last mentioned; grave two feet and a half deep. The coffin had passed the fire; the bones were almost gone. The blade of a knife, about the right hip; and the head of a pilum, with its point downwards, a little lower on the same side. At the feet were two beautiful little urns of white glass [M 6549], both of them broken in getting out; one of them, however, I have made shift to mend;[1] they were both of a size (each about four inches in height), and capable of holding near three-quarters of a pint each. This skeleton lay on the right hand, or on the south side of the other two. The urns were coated with armatura or electrum.[1]From Mr. Faussett's sketch, it appears to have been similar to fig. 6, pl. 19.- C.R.S.

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