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     Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 6  1866  page 164

  ACCOUNT OF THE SOCIETY'S RESEARCHES IN THE SAXON CEMETERY AT SARR (SARRE) Part 2

   4. The pair of shears measures in length 7¾ inches. Shears are unusual in the grave of a male, as the umbo and spear-head declare this evidently to be. Do the scales and the purse point to some civic calling? But an occupation represented by a shield, a lock, a pair of sca1es, and a dagger with a knife, must have been complicated and discursive.
No. XXVII.—A woman’s grave. Some beads near the neck, a flat bronze ring or fibula, two inches and a
quarter in diameter, slightly ornamented on the edges. 

No. XXVIII.—A ring and a small horse-bit.
No. XXIX.—A knife and an iron buckle. A small black earthen vessel at the left side.
No. XXX.—The bones almost entirely decayed. A spear-head, twelve inches long, and between the feet an earthen vessel.
No. XXXI.—No relics.
No. XXXII.—A woman’s grave. A knife and a small piece of iron: a rather choice and peculiar necklace, consisting of some double beads, some very small yellow beads, and some curious pendent ornaments with red and white stripes of pebble or of bone.
Nos. XXXIII. and XXXIV —Both disturbed.

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