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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 7  1868  page 309

ACCOUNT OF THE SOCIETY'S RESEARCHES IN THE SAXON CEMETERY AT SARR(SARRE) Part 3

two small spear-heads. The grave measured seven feet by four. The lower end had been disturbed.
No. CXCIX.—A woman’s grave. A broken knife and a key.
No. CC.—A deep, wide grave. One spear-head on one side of the skull, and two on the other; small pieces of bronze, a few broad-headed nails; iron staples at the feet. There was also a deep-cut hole, and a femur-bone protruded from the wall of the grave at its foot, evidently unconnected with the skeleton of the grave. Perhaps an older interment was disturbed in making this grave.
No. CCI.—Nothing. The bones displaced.
No. CCII.—At the left foot a vessel of red clay, with a wavy pattern, the narrow neck of which was broken. A small substance resembling resin, perhaps some Unguent 

placed in the grave. The teeth those of a child or a very young person.
No. CCIII.—Grave of a woman. Portion of a key, and a fragment of bronze.
No. CCIV.—Grave of a woman. Two curved pieces of 

ivory or morse-tooth, sliced down at each end,—one about six inches long. I can form no idea of their use. Near the neck were some beads, as well as a bolt for a lock.

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