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     Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 6  1866  page 184

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

in most respects to others which have been found at Gilton, Ashford, Reculver, and Fairford, and in a few places in France and Germany.’
No. CLXIX.—A woman’s grave. A large key, eight inches long, by the left side, and a knife just above it.
Nos. CLXX.—CLXXII.—A black earthen vessel, much decayed and not preserved, a broken knife, and a piece of iron.
No. CLXXIII.—A woman’s grave. Several beads of amethyst, porcelain, and clay, some keys, and small pieces of bronze.

No. CLXXIV. A woman’s grave. A small ivory pin or bodkin, swelling in the middle and ornamented with grooves where it is widest, and with little round holes on the head; some pieces of iron, and parts of two bone combs. One of these fragments is very curious, the comb having worked on a hinge in a case or handle, like the pocket combs of our own day.

No. CLXXV.—No relics.
Nos. CLXXVI., CLXXVII.—Children’s graves. A small piece of bronze and some very small glass beads.
No. CLXXVIII.—Disturbed; no relics. Grave of a woman, as shewn by the teeth.
No. CLXXIX.—An oblique grave. A knife at the feet.
No. CLXXX.—A long narrow knife and a spearhead; the latter opens down part of the shaft, like the socket of a bayonet, with two cross bands of iron over the opening.
No. CXXXI.—Probably a Roman interment. Remains of a mortuary urn were found on the floor of the grave, with fragments of other Roman pottery. In the centre of the floor was a large piece of unbaked clay, and near
‘it the bones of sheep and the jaw of a dog or
  
See Akerman’s ‘Pagan Saxondom,’ p. 4.

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