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     Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 5  1863  page 315

  ACCOUNT OF THE SOCIETY'S RESEARCHES IN THE SAXON CEMETERY AT SARR (SARRE)
By JOHN BRENT, JUN., F.S.A.  continued

The largest example has a beaded edge, and a second circular line a quarter of an inch within it; the space between the two being filled with a double-lined zigzag ornament: this pendant, too, has a small twist of gold overlaid at the junction of the loop. The others have only their edges beaded, and in smaller beading, except two, which have a circle of rather scanty dots just within this, and one of which has four little knobs overlaid where the loop joins.
   Mr. C. Roach Smith, in his (Collectanea Antiqua,’ enumerating the Saxon ornaments from Ozingell, gives an example very like these pendants. though less in size than the smallest; and another, embossed not dissimilarly, is in Plate XI. of the ‘Inventorium Sepulchrale.’ A single example was afterwards found in another grave at Sarr, with beads of amber and other material.
   The Fibulae.—The circular fibulae (Plate I., figs. 8, 9) are nearly alike in size and pattern. In the centre of one is a garnet, surrounded by ivory; in that of the other is a pale

green stone, surrounded by ivory, but raised slightly above it by a gold beading. Three sliced garnets radiate from the centre of each, the intervals between the stones being ornamented with an indented pattern. They are both of bronze, with the faces gilt, and their diameters measure rather less than an inch and a quarter.
   Of the two long fibulae (Plate II., figs. 1.2) the smaller is of silver, partly gilt, and set with garnets. In the centre of the upper compartment is a circular garnet, flanked by two others of a triangular shape; all three are bordered with gold. Down the centre runs a cross, at the arms of which are semicircular garnets, and the lower end of which divides, making a border round an oval garnet at the base. A treble beading follows the oblong shape of the upper part of the fibula, and a single beading runs down the sides of the cross. The larger example is of bronze gilt and is a fine specimen

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