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Barfrestone Grave 35

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:43 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Middle-sized tumulus. The bones were pretty perfect; no appearance of a coffin. On the right side were found several fragments of very thin brass, which, being made to fit each other, seemed to have made up a round thin plate, studded with five brass round-headed studs, of which that in the centre was the largest, being near an inch broad, and wrought on its edges. The others were each of them about three-fourths of an inch broad, and plain; they were about half an inch long; had been riveted, and had some rotten wood adhering to them. The plate was not much thicker than a wafer; it was about six inches diameter. I imagine it to have been fixed, instead of an umbo, in the centre of a light shield. Here were also an iron buckle and shank, as before; and the blade of a knife. Very shallow grave.

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