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Archaeologia Cantiana -
Vol. 6 1866 page 178
ACCOUNT OF THE SOCIETY'S RESEARCHES IN THE SAXON CEMETERY AT
SARR (SARRE) Part 2
No. CXXXII.—An umbo (broken), a small spearhead, a broken knife, and the
heads of two iron studs.
No. CXXXIII.—A child’s grave. No relics.
No. CXXXIV.—A double grave; the skeletons nearly touching. The upper
interment probably a woman’s. In the lower was a small piece of glass.
Clench-bolts were found at the head and down the left side, some of them
only eighteen inches from the surface.
No. CXXXV.—A long pike, iron rivets, and a small iron tool like a farrier’s
No. CXXXVI.—A remarkably long grave, eleven feet in length by two feet six
inches in width. It had probably been disturbed, and contained nothing but a
fragment of red pottery.
No. CXXXVII. — No relics. The femur and tibia measured together
No. CXXXVIII.—An elegantly-shaped spear-head by
the right cheek; the fragment of a knife; and the bronze chape
or point of sheath of a sword or dagger, the dark part indicated
in the woodcut being a fragment of the leather of which the rest
of the sheath was apparently composed.
Nos. CXXXIX., CXL.—Small
pieces of bronze and iron. In the latter grave a
bronze nail or rivet, with broad flat head, gilt, and prettily
chased with a characteristic wreathed pattern.
CXLI.—A girl’s grave. An amethystine bead and
a fragment of pottery.
No. CXLII.—A large spear-head, and another smaller, with one ferule; a
fragment of red pottery. No vestige
of the skeleton but a portion of the lower jaw-bone.
Most of the graves in this part of the field had been disturbed.
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