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cani qui huius mortalitatis diem clausit extremum. Anno d'nice incarnacionis millesimo cccccxxx° septimo et mensis Aprilis die octavo et sepultus est in hac tumba cuius anime propicietur deus amen.'
The brasses to Dean Sutton and Dean Fyche are the only ones hitherto noticed in Ireland. They are both engraved in Mason's History of St. Patrick's cathedral.
Mrs. Prest exhibited through Mr. Pettigrew, V.P., a silver box, which had been in the possession of her family for a long period. On the lid was engraved a portrait of Edward VI, crowned and surmounted by martial emblems. Beneath the portrait is the following: Edward y° Sixth of the Right Line. Th's puts an end to Edw'rd's coin. H. P. 1596.
It was suggested that the box may have been made of the coinage of Edward VI, from the construction of the last line of the inscription. Sir Fortunatus Dwarris, V.P., exhibited some interesting coins belonging to colonel Watkyns, M.P., lately found near Brecon.
CAESAR. AVGVSTVS. Bare head of Augustus. Rev. SIGNIS RECEPTIS S. P. Q. R. A buckler between two standards.
Numerous as are the coins of Augustus, this reverse appears to be one of such rarity as not to have been recorded in Mr. Akerman's excellent catalogue of Roman coins. It was struck on the recovery of the Legions IMP. CAESAR. VESPASIANVS. Rev. PON. MAX. TR. P. cos. v.
IMP. C. P. LIG. VALERIANVS. Avg. Rev. VICTORIA. AVGG. (Augustorum) Victory with shield and palm.
Eustace Gray, Esq., of Winston, forwarded drawings of an interesting font in Winston church, near Darlington, on which was represented a combat between two dragons, each of which is furnished with a fish's tail, having an acorn at each end. It was referred for future consideration.
Mr. Charles Dew communicated intelligence of the discovery of a stone coffin by some draining men in a field between Caerwent and the cross roads, marked on the ordnance map as "Five Lanes."
Mr. Wakeman also forwarded a notice of this discovery in the following communication:
"A very curious discovery has been made about half a mile west of Caerwent. In cutting drains the workmen opened a grave, what we call a cist, the sides and end formed of flag stones on edge; within this was a stone coffin containing the bones of a tall man. The labourers had rifled the coffin before the proprietor was aware of it, and, from circumstances, there is strong reason to suppose they found some rings or fibulæ among the remains; which, however, is denied, and they have not yet been recovered. The most extraordinary part of the affair is, that the space, about four or five inches between the coffin and sides of the grave,
was filled with small coal! The spot is nearly twenty miles from the nearest coal mines, and, at any time in which we can suppose the interment to have been made, it must have been a very expensive article. As late as a century ago very little coal was consumed in this district. I have not seen the coffin, but Mr. O. Morgan considers it Roman.”
Mr. O. Morgan has, since the receipt of this notice, given an account of the discovery at a meeting of the Archæological Institute, by which it appears that it is his intention to make careful investigation of the locality. The subject will, therefore, not be pursued further by the Association. The following is from the report of Mr. Morgan, as given in the Gentleman's Magazine for this month. (p. 63.) "This sepulchre, which presents certain peculiarities of a novel character, consisted of an oblong outer chamber, about 10 feet in length by 3 feet 6 inches in breadth, formed of large thin slabs, neatly squared. Within this receptacle was a large stone coffin, formed of a single block of the sandstone of the district; the space between this cist and the external inclosure being filled closely with small coal, unburnt, rammed closely into the cavity. A large slab, without inscription, covered the coffin, and this lay at a depth of about four feet. Within this receptacle was placed a second coffin of lead, fitting closely, and the lid formed of a plate of lead which had been laid upon four iron bars placed across the cavity for the purpose of supporting it. The coffin, when opened, was full of clear water, in which lay a human skeleton, apparently of a man in the prime of life. No weapon or ornaments, as the workinen asserted, were found in the coffin."
The remainder of the evening was fully occupied by the reading of a paper by George Vere Irving, Esq,," On the Geography of the Wars of the Saxons in Northumberland with the Northern Britons, from the Battle of Menao to that of Kaltraez," which will be printed in the next volume of the Journal.
The Association then adjourned over for the Christmas, to Wednesday, January 24th, 1855.
INDEX TO VOL. X.
Ancient camps in the upper ward of Lanarkshire,
Anglo-Saxons of Northumberland and the northern
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 114; auditors' report
Architecture of pre-Norman England, on, 142-159
BAIGENT, F. J., on the martyrdom of St. Thomas
on the church of Woolhampton, 114
BATEMAN, T., exhibits a bronze Hercules found at
BEATTIE, W., on Raglan castle, 317-331
BEAUCHAMP, C., exhibits the wedding ring of Mar-
BENNETT, W. D., exhibits a drawing of the porch
Berlin, on a church at, 185-189
Berry and Sidbury castles, notes on, 185
Brasses in Essex and Bucks, 97-98
in Easton church, 179
rubbings from various, 184-185
interesting ones exhibited, 383-385
a bronze Roman eagle, 375
on a Runic cross, 99; on the sepulchral
Caerwent, stone coffin found near, 385-386
Chalk church, porch representing the Whitsun ale,
of the walls, etc., of Caerwent, ib.; desire to exca-
Cinerary urn and lamp found at Caistor, 106
exhibits a coin of Faustina the elder
rubbings from brasses in Easton
Charles I found at
Farringdon-street, knife found in, 88
GIBBS, E., exhibits a mutilated figure of an eccle-
GRAY, E., exhibits drawings of a font at Winston, 885
GRIFFITHS, C. R., exhibits a piece of ancient sculp-
GUNSTON, T., exhibits some encaustic tiles, 105
Hardestone, traces of Roman occupation in, 92-94
Easton, coins found at, 91
iron fetterlock found at, ib.
Roman coins, etc., found at, 383
Ecclesiastic in slate, exhibited, 190
Edward IV, rose noble of, found at Halesworth, 383
ELLIS, J., exhibits a Dutch medal, 88
silver Madonna medal, ib.
Ibis, Egyptian bronze of, exhibited, 180
IRVING, G. V., on the ancient camps of the upper
on the chronology and geography of
reads a paper on the geography of
PATRICK, J. G., exhibits a gold betrothal ring, 177
KELL, E., communicates observations on the tumuli Peter de Creone, sepulchral slab of, 99
Kent, on the sea margins of, 111
Key, a Roman one found at Fairford, 113
beautifully chased steel, 190
Keys, spoons, etc., found in forming the sewer at
KING, W. W., exhibits various rubbings from inte
KIRKUP, S., on Gualter Mapes' claim to the author-
observations on the" Morte d'Arthur",ib.
pumped up from the Thames at Billings-
Lamp found at Caistor, 106
Lanarkshire, on the ancient camps of the upper
Leaden token found near Canterbury, 107
"Liber Landavensis", Mr. Black on, 237-248
London tradesmen's signs, Mr. Burkitt on, 99-105
Maidstone, on the antiquities of, 32-52
oriental ring and flint spear head, found
Martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury, on, 53-87
Morton family, deeds relating to, 184
PETTIGREW, T. J., exhibits drawings of Roman re-
carvings in jade from
observations on, ib.
and other associates, 374
letter to, from Mrs. Bernal, ib.
on the earls of Strigul and lords of
Polychromy of the middle ages, on the, 32-52
on the territories of Vortigern, 226-231
Raglan castle, on, 317-331
Reliquary exhibited by Mr. Pettigrew, 113; a simi-
New Cannon-street, on the excavations in, 110-111
Nimbus, Mr. G. J. French on the, 332-362
coin of Hadrian found at, 94
in the vicinity of, 93-94
NOTVs, a potter's name, 111
remains found at Sittingbourne, 90
of Northampton, 93-94
coin of Hadrian found in Harding-street, ib.
bronze fibula found in Bucklersbury, 177
bronze Hercules found in Cannon-street, ib.
O'CONNOR, M., on painted glass, 90; exhibits draw-
bronze eagle found near Richborough, 375
coins found at Easton, 383
rare coins found near Brecon, 385
exhibits a dagger of the seventeenth
some Irish antiquities, 178
Paalstab from Normandy exhibited, 107
in Easton church, 180
PALIN, W. H., exhibits various keys, spoons, etc., SCOTT, J. B., exhibits drawings of sepulchral slabs