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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 7  1868  page 317

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

broken, and very imperfect, but with the upper portion containing two garnets. Twenty-six beads, four being black bugles, and most of the others amber, lay near the neck of the larger skeleton. A bronze ring and a fragment of green glass, probably Roman, were at the feet. The fibula first discovered is of bronze-gilt, an inch in diameter, and of saucer-shape, an unusual type in Kent, with scrolled ornament, a sharp raised outer edge, and a garnet in the centre. The smaller fibula, little more than half its size, has also a garnet in the centre, and is ornamented with two raised beadings.
Nos. CCLXI., CCLXII. — Women’s graves. Fragments of knives and keys, and two blue glass beads.
No. CCLXIII.—A small and slender spear-head.
No. CCLXIV. —A sword, thirty-four inches from heft to point. A spear-head and a broken umbo; at the feet, the bronze ring or rim of a wooden stoup.

No. CCLXV.—At the feet, a small knife; in the centre, a very large key, a hook, and a corroded bunch of smaller keys.
No. CCLXVI.—A child’s grave. No relics.
No. CCLXVII.—Grave of a woman and child. No relics.
No. CCLXVIII.—A long, deep grave. Four beads only; undoubtedly a woman’s grave.
No. CCLXIX., CCLXX.—No relics.
No. CCLXXI.—Near the surface human bones, a horse’s jaw-bone and teeth, and an iron snaffle-bit. A skeleton lay below, entire, with only a broken knife.
No. CCLXXII.—A small grave. No relics. This grave concluded our researches.
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The cemetery at Sarr is, with the exception of that opened at Kingston Down by Bryan Faussett, between 1767 and 1772, which contained 308 graves, the most

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