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.
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.
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