Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquities Volume 2

Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquities Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...Instruments found in quarrying Stone on the South Side of Rosebury Topping in 1826, in a Communication from John Hixon, Esq., to John Adamson, Esq., Sec. See Plate IV. Figs, a, b, c, d, e, f. 1 Hese ancient Instruments were found in quarrying stone on the South side of Rosebury Topping, Yorkshire, in May, 1826, and are supposed to have been buried at some distant period, by the slipping down of some part of the higher stratum of stone. Fig. a, has the appearance of a small copper axe much worn down and blunted by use. Fig. by is a clumsy sort of socket. Fig. c, resembles a joiner's gouge. Fig. d, several pieces were found about a quarter of an inch thick, but none of them join or fit the piece engraved, a small staple is inserted at one corner by which it has been attached to something, and the rebate of another staple is seen at the other corner. Fig. e, the pipe has been ruptured or torn off something. This was the only one found. Fig.f, both sides of this stone, which is polished and a species of quartz of a brownish green colour, are alike, and are bevelled. It is nearly two inches thick in the middle. The finders called it a whetstone, but it bears no marks of attrition upon it. Several of each sort excepting e and f were found, and a mass of copper, or rather of a metal resembling copper, Sib. weight, and very soft, was found at the same time. VOL. II. E e XXIX.--An Account of tJie Chartulary of Brinkburn, with some Notices respecting those of the Abbies of Newmtnster and Alnwick, in the County of Northumberland, of Lanercost in Cumberland, and ofShap in Westmorland. By the Rev. John Hodgson, Sec, in a Letter to John Adamson, Esq., Sec. Dear Sie, The subjoined Schedule, or Index of the contents of one volume of the Chartulary or Register of..show more

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  • English
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  • 123651355X
  • 9781236513557