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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 8 8 Browse Search
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome 1 1 Browse Search
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; among them is a kind of rude locket, containing a long tress of glossy yellow hair. The ornaments appear to be a set, as if they had belonged to one person; and this fact, coupled with the presence of the hair, leads me to suppose the ashes contained in the urn to be those of the owner both of them and the hair. "The amphora also contains a small packet of coins, nearly one hundred in number, of which forty-three are gold, and of the reigns of the Roman emperors Honorins, dating A. D. 410, a few of Hadrian, Antonius and Severus, with earlier dates. The remaining coins are silver, probably Saxon, but owing to their mutilated and defaced condition, I am unable to say positively. On one only is a date visible, namely, 465. "From these dates, as well as from the Saxon ornaments, I am inclined to refer the remains to about the date of the first arrival of the Saxons in Britain.--The corpse may be that of one of the last emissaries of Rome to this island — or, as history spea