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Bekesbourne Grave 38

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:48 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Small tumulus; grave two and a half feet deep. The bones were almost gone; the coffin had passed the fire. Near the left hip were the blade of a knife, as before; a round piece of lead [M 6712]; and a piece of doubled leather, cut full of regular square holes, much like that described at No. 30; I suppose it to have been the sheath of the knife; it had, like that, a little piece of brass riveted to it, in order, as I imagine, to pass a strap or string through. At the feet was a narrow-necked, bottle-like urn of reddish earth, with one handle [M 6708]; and the fragments of an iron buckle, like those already described. The urn was empty; it will contain about a quart.

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