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Kingston Down Grave 102

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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:31 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
The tumulus was of a middling size; the grave about three feet deep, and pointing to the east. The bones were much decayed: the coffin did not appear to have been burnt. A copper coin of the Emperor Carausius. On one side is his head, radiated, and this legend, IMP. c. CARAVSIVS. P.F. AVG. On the reverse is a female figure, standing: in her right hand she holds an olive branch; and in her left a short spear; and this legend, PAX. AVG.: in the area are the letters S.P.; and in the exergue, c. Also, a copper coin of Allectus; on one side of which is his head, radiated, and this legend, IMP. c. ALLECTVS. P.F. AVG. On the reverse is a female figure, standing, and holding a globe in her right hand, and a cornucopia in her left; and this legend, PROVIDENTIA AUG: in the area are the letters s.p; and in the exergue, the letter c. They are both of the small or third brass.

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Date excavated

23rd July, 1771

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Faussett 1856

Page number

58-9

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