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Sibertswold Downs Grave 87

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:42 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Under the same tumulus; grave about the same depth, and on the left side of the other. No appearance of a coffin; the bones were almost gone. On the right side of the skull was the head of a pilum, as at No. 28; here were also the hemispherical umbo of a shield, like that in No. 81; a cross piece of the shield, as before; and one broad-headed iron stud, as at No. 81; it was two inches and a half broad, and its strig was about half an inch. long, which, as it appeared to have been riveted, shews the thickness of the shield; it had rotten wood adhering to it. Between these two graves, which were parallel to each other and about two feet apart, there was a transverse fosse cut in the intervening chalk, which had a communication with them both, but nothing was found in the fosse.

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