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Kingston Down Grave 50
online resourceposted on 10.11.2021, 15:29 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Tumulus and grave much as the last; burnt coffin; sound bones. By the neck were five beads of baked earth, of divers colours, as before. Here was also a piece of touchstone [M 6107]. It had some stripes or strokes of gold very visible upon it when found. See just such another, No. 76, of my inventory of antiquities discovered by me at Gilton-Town in Ash. A fragment or piece of some brass instrument, and a great many iron links of a small chain [M 6108]. These links lay in two straightish lines, from about the hips to about the knees; but were so rotten as not to hang together. The brass instrument was at the bottom or end of them, next the feet; but I could not tell whether it was connected with them or not; but I think it probable that it was fastened to that end of the chain, in order to hang some such little instruments to, as are described at No. 7.Here were also several nails, and other bits of iron, Doubtless a woman's grave.See note for grave 7; and the example with chains attached, found in Germany, figured in the Collectanea Antiqua, vol. ii, pl. LVI, fig. 4.- C.R.S.
Date excavatedSeptember 11th, 1767
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