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Publications of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society: Roman-British Remains, on the Materials of Two Sepulchral Vessels (Classic Reprint)

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IN the Archaeological Journal, Vol. I. P. 347, there is a paper by Mr Syden ham, on the Kimmeridge Coal-money, which he has clearly determined to be the Waste pieces thrown out of the lathe as the refuse nuclei of rings, which were. Used as armlets, &c. I know not whether it may be considered any additional confirmation of this opinion, to mention that a personal friend of my own, who is skilful as a turner, upon seeing a specimen of the Coal-money in my possession, sent me a piece of ebony prepared as a chuck for his lathe, by way of illustrating what he conceived this Coal - money must have been. Upon looking over some fragments of romano-british pottery from the neighbourhood of Colchester, I met with what appears to have been part of a large patera, or at least some vessel with -a at surface and a shallow projecting rim. This fragment is of the same material as the Kimmeridge Coal-money; and bears the impression of a fossil ammonite distinctly marked upon its fractured surface. Upon drying, it'has become cracked and warped precisely in the same manner as we see the specimens of Coal-money.

Upon examining Mr Inskip's collection of roman-british antiquities, now in the possession of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, I perceived that the two remarkable vessels of which an engraving has been made to accompany this com munication, were composed of a bituminous shale, in all respects similar to that which occurs in the Kimmeridge clay, and from which the Coal-money has been turned. These vessels which were found at Warden in Bedfordshire, are referred to in the 10th No. Of the Publications of the Society, (page and it is there stated that they had been considered to be of oak. I can detect no trace of ligneous structure, and it seems to be not improbable that the bitumen may have been derived from the decomposition of animal rather than of vegetable matter. A faint trace of a fossil impression may be seen on the bottom of the more perfect vessel, and towards the summit there is also a sand-gall, or intermixture of sandy material, in the shale; and probably indicating the direction of the strata. These vessels have been formed out of separate pieces, as though the bed of shale had not4' materials OF t\v0 sepulchral vessels OF the roman-british period.

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Titel: Publications of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society: Roman-British Remains, on the Materials of Two Sepulchral Vessels (Classic Reprint)
Untertitel: Roman-British Remains, on the Materials of Two Sepulchral Vessels (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9781333059958
ISBN: 978-1-333-05995-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Lulu Pr
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 30
Gewicht: 54g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T2mm
Jahr: 2018

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