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Height: 450mm
Width: 234mm


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Antiquities found in a Sand Pit at Ash, near Sandwich, 1771

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To Edward Jacob of Faversham, Esq. F.A.S. This Plate is repectfully dedicated by Wm. Boys.


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William Boys, Collections for an History of Sandwich in Kent, with Notices of the Other Cinque Ports and Members, and of Richborough (Canterbury: Simmons, Kirkby, and Jones, 1792), pp 868-9. Illustration, pl. between pp. 868 and 869.

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James Douglas, Nenia Britannica: Or, a Sepulchral History of Great Britain from the Earliest Period, to its General Conversion to Christianity (London: John Nichols, 1793), p. 48-52. Illustration, pl. XII.

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Bryan Faussett, 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 (London, 1856), pp. 18-24.

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Arthur MacGregor and Ellen Bolick, A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals) (Oxford: Tempus Reparatum, 1993), pp. 20, 73 (no. 6.11). NB. These came into the Ashmolean Museum from James Douglas's collection, and are thought to have been found in 1771 (tumulus 15) however it appears (see Bibliography) that some finds were acquired by Mr Haywood of Ash, who passed some of them to Mr Jacobs of Faversham, from whom Douglas acquired them. It seems they were actually found in 1762, the date of the drawing.
    This is a plate very similar to that published in William Boys' book (see Bibliography), but in a larger format with dedicatory inscription.