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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 7  1868  page 311

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

sheath. Below it were a spear-head and a pike. A black earthen vessel, with broken lip, lay on its side near the 

centre. A bronze buckle, a pin of bone or ivory; and a beautiful ornament, perhaps a sword-knot, pyramidical, in shape, but squared at the top, which is formed by a garnet set in a thin edging of bronze. The four sides of the pyramid are ornamented with ivory and coloured glass, set in gilt foil, and the base hollowed to receive a small bronze

bar, through which a little strap or thong probably passed for suspension. Near the feet a knife and an umbo.
No. CCXII.—A small pair of scissors, near the head, on which were the remains of a wooden sheath. Part of a key. No doubt a woman’s grave.

No. CCXIV.—A bronze buckle; a broken knife. Evidences of wood down each side of the grave.
No. CCXV.—A very deep grave. Traces of wood as in the last: near the hip two glass vessels, much broken: one has since been restored,—it is elegant and very slight, but of common type. (See ‘Inventorium Sepulchrale,’ plate xviii. fig. 3; and ‘Pagan Saxondom,’ plate xxv. fig. 1.)
Nos. CCXVI.—CCXIX.—-yielded no relics except a bronze buckle and two knives; they were probably women’s graves. No. CCXVII. was nine feet long by four wide, and five and a half deep. It reminded me of No. IV., and when it yielded only a small rusty knife I was sufficiently disappointed. One point in it, however, was worthy of note, that the body had evidently been placed upon a bier or in a coffin, two planks apparently set edgewise, about twelve inches high and one thick,

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