full length, right arm across the pelvis, left arm across
the right; 88 deg., 1 ft. 4 in. deep.
GRAVE 27. A child, probably a girl; 2-6 years of age;
skeleton in poor condition; supine, full length, arms straight; a small
grave 4ft. 0 in. by 2 ft. 1 in. ; 101 deg., 2 ft. 3 in. deep.
Finds. A bronze wire bracelet (Fig. 10, No. 4)
around the left forearm.
An iron knife at the right shoulder.
A bronze purse-mount whose surface is cloisonné set
with coloured glass (Pl. X, No. 3) found lying underneath the knife
the inlay facing downwards. The iron corrosion from the knife has
seriously affected the condition of the purse-mount. The glass inlays are
crudely chipped to shape but some attempt has been made to achieve a
rudimentary step pattern in many of the cells (cf. The more accomplished
cell-work of the inlay across the large square-headed brooches from grave
44). Only two colours of glass are used, pale and dark green. There is no
gold foil below the settings. A fragmentary iron buckle was found a few
inches away from the purse-mount but must belong to it. It is tempting to
see in the iron protrusion on the right hand side of the mount the
beginning of an iron frame.
A string of 9 tiny beads around the neck; 6 of these
are of amber; one is of green glass; one is of yellow vitreous baked clay;
and one is a perforated upper right temporary canine tooth.
GRAVE 28. A woman; 5 ft. 2 in.; 50-55 years of age; the skeleton
had been disturbed between the pelvis and the skull at an unknown date;
supine, full length, 100 deg., 2 ft. 6 in. deep.
Finds. An iron knife in the disturbed
A bronze Roman coin of Constantine I beneath the left leg1.
GRAVE 29. A woman; 5 ft. 5 in.; 55-60 years of age; supine
full length, left arm across the pelvis; 97 deg., 1 ft. 6 in. deep.
Finds. An iron knife at the left arm.
An iron buckle and rectangular iron attachment-plate
(Pl. IX, No. 4) at the right waist, tongue pointing right.
The tongue of the buckle is inlaid with bronze strip 1/64 in. wide, at
intervals of about the same width. It has not been possible to X-ray
photograph the buckle and its attachment-plate but further inlaid
decoration must be regarded as probable.
GRAVE 30. A man; 5 ft. 10 in.; 20 years of age; supine,
full length, arms straight, head pillowed; 90 deg., 2 ft. 4 in. deep.
Mr. C. M. Kraay, of the Herberden Coin Room in the Ashmolean Museum has
supplied the following reading:
Obv. Head to right, laureate. CONSTANTINUS AVG.
REV. Camp gate with two turrets and a star between.
PROVIDENTIAE AVGG _I_ (mint of Trier)