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Sibertswold Downs Grave 31

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:42 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Middle-sized tumulus; grave about three feet deep. Bones almost gone; the coffin had passed the fire. A pin an inch and a half long; it has a small round head [M 6553]: this lay under the skull, so may be supposed to have been used about the hair, or headdress of the deceased. Near the neck were two large earthen beads, both of them striped with yellow; one large white glass bead; one small red bead; and a long silver one, with some of the threads on which it was strung still issuing out of the end of it [M 6458]: it is an inch and a quarter long, and about half an inch diameter in the broadest part.[1] Near the middle was the blade of a knife. A woman's grave.[1]Two very similar beads in silver were found in the Kingston cemetery, in grave No. 241. They are of very uncommon occurrence.- C.R.S.

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