Find Spot record 0092600002 - ELLESBOROUGH GOLF CLUB

Summary

Cowrie shell found in Saxon burial in excavation

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

Description

Dimensions - Length 0070 mm
PANTHER COWRIE PLACED BY WAIST OF 3RD SKELETON. THIN PIECE OF IRON WITH TURNED BACK ENDS FOUND ABOVE PROBABLY FIXED INTO SHELL TO SUSPEND IT. SPECIES NATIVE TO RED SEA (B1). NO OTHER COWRIE SHELLS KNOWN FROM S BUCKS SITES. POSSIBLY INDICATES LATE BURIAL (B2). DISCUSSION OF USE OF COWRIE SHELLS (B6).

Sources (8)

  • ---SBC19442 Photograph: Head J. ?. Print of cowrie shell and bone comb from 1908 Ellesborough Gol Course excavations.
  • <1>SBC3066 Article in serial: Alfred Heneage Cocks. 1909. 'ANGLO SAXON BURIALS AT ELLESBOROUGH', IN RECS OF BUCKS 9 PP425-430 PLS I-III. Vol 9.
  • <2>SBC6216 Bibliographic reference: HEAD J F 1946 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AD450-700 IN RECSOFBUCKS14PP322-323"".
  • <3>SBC8302 Bibliographic reference: MEANEY A 1964 GAZETTEER OF EARLY ANGLO SAXON BURIA L SITES P57.
  • <4>SBC1284 Bibliographic reference: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTERS 1908,1973 & 1979.
  • <5>SBC10628 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD.
  • <6>SBC10032 Bibliographic reference: OAKLEY K P 1943 COWRY SHELL& FLINT CORES FROM ASHE N PLAINS,DURSLEY,GLOS.IN BRISTOL&GLOSARCHSOCTRANS.
  • <7>SBC4941 Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E APRIL 1975.

Location

Grid reference SP 84500 07000 (point)
Civil Parish ELLESBOROUGH, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Finds (1)

  • MOLLUSCA REMAINS (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Intervention: (EBC12499)

Record last edited

Dec 16 1988 12:00AM

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