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Early Anglo-Saxon personal equipment and structural ironwork from Saltwood Tunnel, Kent

Early Anglo-Saxon personal equipment and structural ironwork from Saltwood Tunnel, Kent

By Ian Riddler, Esther Cameron and Sonja Marzinzik

CTRL Specialist Report Series, 2006

Introduction: The personal equipment from the early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries at Saltwood includes horse harness, gaming pieces, a leather pouch or shoe, keys, chatelaines and rings, chain, tweezers, lozenges, a quartz crystal ball, knives and their sheaths and a number of miscellaneous iron implements. Most of the objects are made of iron. The small quantity of Roman objects found in early Anglo-Saxon graves are discussed here, as well as the structural ironwork. The texts are written by Ian Riddler, with the exception of those credited to Esther Cameron and Sonja Marzinzik.

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