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Barfrestone Grave 34

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:43 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Largish tumulus. Bones pretty perfect; the coffin had passed the fire, and appeared to have been very thick. Near the neck was a beautiful pendant, or ornament for it. It consists of a garnet (as I think) set in gold [M 6593]; it has a loop of the same metal to hang it by, and it is crossed obliquely by a little fillet of gold, in order, as I guess, to mend or hide some crack which it may have. Here were also with it two small earthen beads; and another, which is striped with red and white, on a silver knotted ring [M 6602]; at the feet were two pretty urns of fluted green glass [M 6594 A & B], each of them capable of containing about half a pint. The grave, which was that of a woman, was full six feet deep.

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