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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 69  1955  page 15


   A bronze bangle with decorated terminals (Fig. 10, No. 7) at the right foot.
   A silver expanding ring (Fig. 10, No. 5) at the left foot. Diameter in.
   A silver-plated bronze buckle (Fig. 9, No.3) at the right waist. The tongue is pissing but pointed right.
   A bronze radiate-headed brooch (Pl. VIII, No. 5) at the waist, head towards the left. The brooch is decorated in chip-carving technique, with ring and dot decoration across the bow and on each lug on either side of the lozenge-shaped foot-plate. The radiating heads are set with garnet, roughly chipped to shape. The brooch has a bronze pin which is well-preserved.
   A bronze-gilt button brooch (Pl. VIIa, No. 2) at the chest. The brooch had an iron pin, now decayed, and presumably supported at least one of probably three festoons of beads over the chest. The beads,
105 in all, are of blue, green and clear glass and of amber. Many of the tiny spherical ones of glass were fused together in the process of manufacture (cf. The beads from grave 39, Pl. VIIb, No. 2); some are cylindrical; others, including the amber ones are of no diagnosable shape.
   A gold bracteate (Pl. VII a, No. 1) was worn probably as the centre- piece to one of these strings of beads. It belongs to Montelius Group D. The stamped plate is enclosed 

within a beaded frame and the suspension loop is ribbed. 1.
   GRAVE 17. Probably a woman; 5 ft. 4 in.; 40-45 years of age; supine, full length, arms straight, left leg crossed over the right at the ankle; 84 deg., 2ft. 6 in. deep.
   Finds. A bronze-gilt buckle and kidney-shaped attachment-plate (Pl. X, No. 2) at the right waist, tongue pointing right. The leather belt was joined to the buckle (Fig. 9, No. 2) by being clamped between the ends of a bronze plate which passed around the stem of the buckle.
The two fastening rivets show a clearance of 1/16 in. to accommodate the single thickness of leather. The attachment-plate, which in this case merely covered up the junction of the belt and buckle, consists of a bronze casing, 1/5 in. deep, with a thin bronze back-plate. Three rivets travel from the surface of the plate to 1/16 in. beyond the back-plate to fasten the attachment-plate to the belt. The attachment-plate is divided into cells which are set with thin slices of coloured glass, Six of these inlays are missing. The four remaining keystone-shaped ones are of red glass and the elliptical-shaped inlays are of green glass. The glass slices are chipped to shape on their curved edges and cut on their

   1. The bracteate is stamped with the same pattern as two from Bifrons, graves 29 and 64. See E. T. Leeds, "Denmark and Early England", Antiquaries Journal, Vol. XXVI, p. 22 and Pl. VIII.

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