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 ¾ 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.
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
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
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.