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Sibertswold Downs Grave 29

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:42 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus and grave much as the last. The bones were almost gone; the coffin had passed the fire. Near the neck was a small silver bulla or ornament for it; two white spiral glass beads; thirty one other small beads, as before; a confused lump of iron, as if composed of the links of a small iron chain, etc., to which adhered another small spiral white glass bead, like those described at No. 4; several other iron twisted links, each about three inches long, and like that which I have described at No. 15; as also a kind of iron hook, which seemed to have belonged to one end of the chain; these were also all rusted together into a mass, to which some fine cloth adhered; all these links lay near the middle of the grave, as did also the blade of a knife. At the feet was an urn of black earth, capable of containing about a pint; it had nothing in it, and was broken in getting out. A woman's grave.

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