Roman burial

Description of this historic site

A burial of a female skeleton of Roman date. Two bronze armlets were found with the skeleton. The burial was found in the area of Billesley.

Notes about this historic site

1 Two bronze armlets and fragments of third possible armlet bequeathed to Worcester Museum (no date). Original label reads ‘Armlets found on bust of skeleton of female Briton, (situated?) in a crouched position with knees to chin and feet towards the E at Billesley, Warwickshire.’ The armlets are all 51mm in diameter and made from three rectangular-section bronze wires twisted into a single strand. Fragments of two strands of wire of similar construction suggest a third armlet. Also a bronze hook from a hook-and-eye locking device.
2 The bracelets are late Roman and are of a type which is very widespread in the 4th century AD.

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