Inventorium Sepulchrale; An Account of Some Antiquities Dug Up at Gilton, Kingston, Sibertswold, Barfriston, Beakesbourne, Chartham, and Crundale, in the County of Kent, from A.D. 1757 to A.D. 1773

Inventorium Sepulchrale; An Account of Some Antiquities Dug Up at Gilton, Kingston, Sibertswold, Barfriston, Beakesbourne, Chartham, and Crundale, in the County of Kent, from A.D. 1757 to A.D. 1773

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... no appearance of a coffin: a small iron buckle, as before; and the blade of a knife. 259. The tumulus was scarcely discernible; the grave was about two feet deep. The bones were almost gone; the coffin had been very much burnt. Two small beads, one of them of blue glass, the other of red baked earth, and the blade of a knife. 260. The tumulus was scarcely discernible; the grave was about two feet and a half deep. The bones were pretty sound; and appeared, by the teeth, which were much ground down, to have been those of an old person. The coffin appeared to have passed the fire. Two earthen beads on a knotted ring; and three or four small bits of iron, all near the neck. 261. The tumulus of the middle-size. I had disregarded it before, it having the appearance of having been opened before. I was right; for we found nothing but a confused heap of predisturbed bones, when we came to the bottom of the grave, which, exclusive of the tumulus, was full six feet deep. 262. The tumulus was scarcely discernible; the grave was about two feet and a half deep. There were the bones of a child, almost gone; the coffin appeared to have been much burnt and very thick; a broad brass ring (pl. 11, fig. 14); two small earthen disci or quoits,1 as I take them to be (figs. 1 and 2); some iron links of a small chain, which were rusted to one of the quoits: the blade of a knife, as before; a piece of brass with a ringle through it (fig. 3); several small bits of iron, of which nothing could be made out. 263. The tumulus was scarcely discernible; the grave was about three feet deep; and pointed with its feet very near the north. The bones of an old person, almost gone. The coffin had passed the fire. Some nail-like pieces of iron, and some sherds of a large black urn....show more

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