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Bracelets Discovered in Roman Child’s Coffin

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

(Courtesy Warwickshire Archaeology)

LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND—Fragments of a child’s skeleton and two small, jet bracelets have been found within a 1,600-year-old Roman coffin that was unearthed last month in central England. One of the bracelets is in good condition, but the other had been resting in a part of the coffin that had cracked and is in need of conservation. “They were both found in positions in the coffin that could indicate they were on an arm but there’s a possibility they could also have been worn as necklaces or even braided through hair,” said Stuart Palmer of Archaeology Warwickshire.