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Inventorium Sepulchrale

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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  • Publication planned for: August 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108081443

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  • This collection of accounts of excavations in Kent was privately printed in 1856, with a preface and introduction by Charles Roach Smith (whose Illustrations of Roman London is also reissued in this series). Its author, Bryan Faussett (1720–76), was a wealthy clergyman who used his leisure time to dig on Roman and Anglo-Saxon sites on the east Kent Downs: in all, he investigated over 750. His energy (and luck) led to some extraordinary discoveries, including (in 1771) the Kingston Down brooch, the largest gold and jewelled brooch ever discovered in Britain. Unusually for his period, he kept full records of all his finds, including the important but non-valuable grave goods and bones. His collection stayed in his family until the 1840s, when it was offered to the British Museum but rejected. His Anglo-Saxon antiquities were then purchased by Joseph Mayer, who also arranged for Smith to edit the Inventorium.

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    • Publication planned for: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108081443
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • contains: 163 b/w illus. 7 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Gilton-town
    Kingston Down
    Bishopsbourne
    Sibertswold Down
    Barfriston Down
    Beakesbourne
    Chartham Down
    Crundale
    Appendix
    Index
    Plates
    List of subscribers.

  • Author

    Bryan Faussett

    Editor

    Charles Roach Smith

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