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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 62  1949  pages 34

A First Century Urn-Field at Cheriton, near Folkestone. By P. J. Tester and H. F. Bing, M.A., F.R.Hist.S

the German "eye-brooch," a rare type in Britain and dated to the early part of the first century, but this Cheriton brooch has typical British enamel-work, and a British feature in its head loop, and on typological grounds it probably belongs to the early part of the second century. Length 1.7 in. This brooch was recovered from the trench spoil.
   Fig. 6. No. 3. Bronze brooch with high arched tapering bow on an outside chord held by a hook which reaches the top of the bow. Half of the spring is missing, as well as the pin and the greater part of the open-work catch-plate. The catch-plate and bow are decorated with ring-and-dot pattern. Length 3.3 in. This is clearly recognizable as a brooch of La Tčne III type, which was common in Belgic times in Kent. This example was also recovered from the trench spoil.
   Fig. 6. No. 4. One of a pair of bronze brooches found in association with the two Belgic type vessels comprising Group IV, in circumstances described under that heading. Only one example is illustrated, the other being identical in size and form. They are of Swarling type, having arched bows, bevelled and tapering to the foot, which is missing. The springs are bilateral with external chords held by small loops. They accord in date with No. 3. Length of the more perfect, 2.2 in.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The work of excavation was undertaken by students of the Folkestone Emergency Teachers’ Training College, under the direction of the writers. Thanks are due especially to Mr. A. O. Porter and Mr. P. G. Nicoll who have given valuable and sustained assistance. Much help in the digging has also been given by Miss R. M. Warman, B.A. (now Mrs. P. J. Tester), and Mr. W. Burke. Thanks are due also to Mr. R. F. Jessup, who has been good enough to figure and describe the brooches and describe the Samian ware. Messrs.. Hamlin’s Photo News Service have kindly allowed reproduction of their photographs of Groups III and VI. The remaining photographs were taken by Mr. Nicoll. To all these, and to many others who have assisted in various ways, the writers are sincerely grateful.

ADDITIONAL NOTE
   In addition to the burials described above, certain other discoveries have been made in the vicinity of the urn-field, details of which are given hereunder:
   Site B. About 180 ft. north of the urn-field and on the east side of the roadway, a large, hand-made vessel was discovered at the bottom of a trench, 3 ft. from the surface, together with black ash, fragments of similar coarse pottery and ox and sheep bones. The large vessel

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