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Kingston Down Grave 241

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posted on 10.11.2021, 15:30 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus and grave, much as the last. Bones almost gone; burnt coffin. A bracteated silver ornament [M 6371] for the neck.[1] Two other ornaments for the neck; they consist of a red stone spotted with white, and were fixed in slender frames of silver, which were so rotten that they fell to pieces in taking out of the grave [M 6342]; two large silver beads of an odd form [M 6343]; three earthen beads, one of which adhered firmly to the pointed end of one of the silver ones; and, what is rather remarkable, the double thread on which these beads were strung was not only very distinguishable in the ends of the two silver ones, but was as white as if it had been just new, and strong enough to bear being pretty strongly pulled. A blue bead on a twisted wire [M 6341]; see No. 297, and Chartham, No. 41.[1]The woodcut [see below under objects] is prepared from Mr. Faussett's drawing, the bulla having perished.- C.R.S.

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