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     Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 6  1866  page 173


head-dress, and closely resembling that described under Grave IV.
The pendant, also, is much like those found in that grave

and of the medium size there described. At its edge is a beading, and within it an ornamented border; the centre bears those strange figures so common upon these ornaments, and, as Professor Stephens of Copenhagen informs me, quite familiar 

to northern antiquaries, and of frequent occurrence throughout Scandinavia. "The ground type," he writes to me, "is a writhed worm with gaping jaws, and headless intertwining snakes, all making, as it were, one serpent." Numerous examples of these golden bracteates are given in Thomsen’s ‘Atlas de l’Archéologue du Nord,’ some exactly resembling these found at Sarr, others differing

widely from them. But these are evidently debased copies  of the Scandinavian type, possibly the spoil of Danish invaders, but more  probably the work of the Jutes themselves or of foreign artists employed by them, and degenerated from the original designs brought over at their first immigration

No. CXI. — A broken umbo and a bronze sword pommel.1

   1 [The sword-pommel of which an engraving is annexed was

also found in one of this year’s graves, but unfortunately the particular grave was omitted to be noted. It is too elegant to be passed over, and is, besides, of an unusual type: I have therefore placed it here. It is of silver and very prettily chased, and on one side is set with a small round carbuncle.—T. G. F.]

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